Minimum wage: MTUC targets 10,000 signatures
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sabah says it is targeting 10,000 signatures from throughout the State in support of the MTUC declaration calling for, among others, a RM900 minimum monthly wage. Its Chairman, Simon Yuyun Lamades, said after attending a briefing here yesterday that it would not be difficult to get the public to support the declaration at a time of rising prices. Asked to elaborate on the minimum wage demand, he said, “The majority of employed people are insufficiently paid. We have received complaints that among hotels, for example, there is no standard pay for their staff. “Certain hotels pay their staff unreasonable salaries, and some employers are even now threatening to reduce staff salaries, which is too bad.” Simon said the Government needs to intervene to protect the employees and help thenI cope with the rising prices of fuel, rice and other essential items. MTUC, he said, will open counters in locations such as Gaya Street here for the signature campaign.