malaymail.com 01 May, 2021 05:00 am

Muhyiddin: Minimum wage rate being reviewed to keep it relevant with current economic conditions

Muhyiddin: Minimum wage rate being reviewed to keep it relevant with current economic conditions
KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― The minimum wage rate is being reviewed to ensure the earnings of workers remain relevant with current economic conditions, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The prime minister said the government is always concerned about the issue of minimum wage and would take efforts to...

The prime minister said the government is always concerned about the issue of minimum wage and would take efforts to better protect workers’ rights.Muhyiddin also said the government was in the process of improving and amending labour laws, especially the Employment Act 1955 by widening its scope of application.He said although the government had done a lot to help workers, certain groups were still affected by the pandemic and needed more time to regain the kind of life they had before Covid-19 reared its ugly head.“Your role as a strategic partner in developing the country's economy all this while is very important and much appreciated by the government,” he said.

Muhyiddin also touched on the government's efforts to reduce unemployment, including the implementation of the national job matching and employment services portal MYFutureJobs, one-stop centre UpskillMalaysia and short-term employment programme MySTEP.As of April 16, a total of 30,377 people had found jobs under the MySTEP programme.

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