National Wages Council is looking for views on annual wage guidelines

A cleaner clearing glasses and dishes at Berseh Food Centre in Jalan Besar. The National Wages Council, which is coming up with wage guidelines for the year ahead, is looking for feedback from members of the public. --  ST FILE PHOTO: 
A cleaner clearing glasses and dishes at Berseh Food Centre in Jalan Besar. The National Wages Council, which is coming up with wage guidelines for the year ahead, is looking for feedback from members of the public. --  ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The National Wages Council, which is coming up with wage guidelines for the year ahead, is looking for feedback from members of the public.

The council, made up of a tripartite committee of officials, unionists and employers, will meet this month and in May. In drawing up the annual guidelines, it will consider factors such as Singapore's economic performance as well as the domestic and global economic outlook. The country's economic competitiveness, labour market conditions, inflation, and productivity growth will also be taken into account.

As part of the council's suite of wage recommendations last year, it had called on companies to give a minimum monthly wage hike $60 to employees drawing a basic monthly salary of $1,000 or less.

Those who wish to share their views on the guidelines may e-mail it to nwc_secretariat@mom.gov.sg by April 25.