Public perception and confidence that Malaysia has a corruption-free Prime Minister and government is what we need for the welfare and wellbeing of Malaysian workers, says N. Gopal Kishnam.
The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) is disappointed that Malaysia will still not increase the minimum wage now in May 2015, noting that the cost of living in recent years has increased drastically following, amongst other reasons, the removal of subsidies and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The government has awarded hefty pay hikes to civil servants, but
private sector workers have been forgotten, say Syed Shahir bin Syed Mohamud and G Rajasekaran. The MTUC is proposing a
minimum wage of RM900 and a cost of living allowance (Cola) of RM300, but so far there has been no response from the government. Think of that as you go out to vote.