The enforcement of the RM1,500 minimal wage for employers with fewer than 5 staff, which begins at this time, will remove discrimination in opposition to staff within the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector, who’ve been complaining about their low wages.
Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general Kamarul Baharin Mansor (image) stated the RM300 wage surplus would supply aid to staff and assist enhance their high quality of life.
“MTUC hopes that it will alleviate the discontent of staff who’re being burdened by the rise in the price of items,” he stated in an announcement at this time.
Kamarul Baharin additionally referred to as on the Manpower Division (JTK) to take a proactive method to successfully implementing the minimal wage order, together with by conducting common office inspections.
“JTK shouldn’t simply anticipate complaints from staff to take motion,” he stated.
On 27 Dec final yr, Human Assets Minister V. Sivakumar introduced that the implementation of the Minimal Wage Order (PMG) for employers with lower than 5 staff had been postponed once more from Jan 1 to July 1, 2023.
He stated the choice was made after making an allowance for the views of the numerous stakeholders who could also be affected by monetary and financial uncertainties.
The PGM 2022 has taken impact on Could 1 with a minimal wage of RM1,500 per 30 days for employers with 5 or extra staff in all sectors, no matter areas. — BERNAMA