BN Youth, MTUC to hold public forum on minimum wage

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  • Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional Youth and the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) will host a minimum wage forum at the Putra Hotel, Jalan Tun Razak here on Oct 13.

Barisan Youth chairman Khairy Jamaluddin said the objective of the forum was to study views, suggestions and problems associated with the implementation of minimum wage, before making recommendations to the Government.

"The minimum wage issue is very important for workers as it will help them deal with the rising cost of living and inflation while ensuring it cares for their welfare," he said in his blog,

He said the forum was a follow-up to a discussion between Barisan Youth, MTUC and Cuepacs on Aug 24, where concerns over the widening gap between high and low-income groups were raised.

Khairy, who is also Umno Youth chief, said the public was invited to delve on the issue at the forum, as 34% of workers in the country were said to be earning less than RM700 per month, RM20 lower than the poverty line in the peninsular. - Bernama

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