Feedback on annual wage guidelines sought

The National Wages Council (NWC) is asking for views from the public on what could be included in its annual wage recommendations.

The council will meet in April and May to develop its wage and wage-related guidelines, it said in a statement yesterday.

"In its deliberations on wage guidelines, the NWC considers factors such as Singapore's economic performance, as well as the domestic and global economic outlook," it said.

It also takes into account Singapore's economic competitiveness, labour market conditions, inflation and productivity growth.

"Members of the public are encouraged to share their views on what could be included in the annual wage recommendations, as well as other wage-related issues," NWC said.

The council is made up of representatives from the National Trades Union Congress, employers and the Government.

Last year, the NWC recommended an increase of between $50 and $65 for those earning a basic monthly salary of up to $1,100.

The feedback can be sent by April 14 to the NWC secretary via e-mail to, or mail to: The Secretary, National Wages Council, c/o Manpower Planning and Policy Division, 18 Havelock Road #07-01, Singapore 059764 .

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2017, with the headline 'Feedback on annual wage guidelines sought'. Print Edition | Subscribe