The date for deciding on the minimum wage for next year has been postponed to October 8 as announced by the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
The current minimum wage of RM1,200 (US$286) per month can be revised upwards in stages, a former minister has suggested.
Support will also be extended for an existing scheme that encourages domestic travel until end-February as the pandemic situation eases.
51% of the RM490 billion (US$116.93 billion) allocated under the eight pandemic stimulus packages has been disbursed so far.
It expects that strict lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria state are likely to see the national economy shrink over the September quarter.
The schemes have so far granted a total of HK$170 billion (US$21.8 billion) in loans to 67,000 applicants, which include 41,600 companies.
The payouts are expected to benefit over 43,900 employers in Singapore to support the wages of more than 570,000 local employees.
Commencing from September 21, the disbursement will be rolled out twice, once in September and another in November.
The Childcare Policy Alliance (CPA) has urged the government to reform labour laws to boost the birth rate and retain married women in the workforce.
The government has been urged to address gender gaps exacerbated by the pandemic when formulating next year’s budget.
The NGO has called on the government to better align laws and policies in key areas such as maternity leave, as well as cash and medical benefits.
An advisory committee expects to provide recommendations that require legislative change by the second half of next year.
Negotiations on next year’s minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors are underway.
Current guidelines states that a class should stop in-person activities if one student tests positive for the COVID-19 virus.
To qualify, companies must suffer at least a 30% fall in revenue over seven days as a result of being under alert level 2 or higher.
Taiwan’s Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC) has asked for the minimum wage for 2022 not to be raised.
Unions have lauded the decision to provide payments to workers over 17 years of age if certain conditions are met.
The rise reflected an increase in non-regular pay, which declined last year due to a fall in overtime working hours amid the pandemic.
The funds will financially support companies and employees affected by the latest measures to contain the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
The 2022 budget will focus on job and income recovery and provide more targeted assistance to boost socio-economic resilience.
Representatives of 17 national unions have agreed to ask for a US$22.20 increase to the minimum wage for textile, garment and footwear workers for 2022.
The issue of recruitment agencies not being able to access governmental wage subsidies is being examined and discussed.
Over 25,000 businesses have signed an Auckland Business Chamber petition calling for the provision of more financial support.
The gender wage gap, which measures the rate of men’s average pay to that of women, measured 35.9% in 2020.
A survey by the Japan Business Federation took into account the agreed bonuses of 159 Tokyo-listed firms with over 500 employees.
Taiwan is deliberating on the minimum wage for 2022, even as some businesses continue to struggle financially because of the pandemic.
The Progressive Wage Model will be expanded to new sectors such as retail, food services and waste management.
Singapore will ramp up the funding of a scheme that helps local workers whose earnings are in the bottom 20%, receiving not more than S$2,300 a month.
Some 97.2% of the male national public servants whose children were born between July 2020 and March 2021 took paternity leave for at least a month.
The NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce had consulted over 9,000 PMEs aged between 20 to 60 years old on their key concerns and needs at the workplace.