Perodua upgrades employee wages, benefits by 10%

KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua and its workers' unions have signed a Collective Agreement for the former to increase the wages, allowances and benefits for its non-executive staff by 10%.

In a statement today, Perodua said the agreement was signed to help cope with the higher cost of living and recognise their contribution to the company.

The agreement is effective from 2014 to 2016 and will be reviewed by both parties upon its expiry.

President and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said of the 10% increase, at least 5% is in respect of a wage increase, and the remaining increment being for various allowances and benefits.

Perodua has at present about 9,000 staff under its employment nationwide. Of the 9,000, about 6,700 are non-executive staff.

Earlier in the year, Perodua also distributed shopping vouchers ranging from RM1, RM200 and RM1,500 to all its employees as a one-off project with the aim of assisting staff with school going children to buy much needed supplies.

“It is our hope that our staff will use these assistances wisely and effectively throughout the year,” Aminar said. 

He added that Perodua was also building a masjid and a child day care centre for the convenience of its staff and their children as well as part of the compact car company’s staff retention programme.

“We believe that excellence begins at home and by working with our people to create the best environment, we are fostering the best in everything we do,” Aminar said.

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