Responding to the members’ suggestions, the MACC Committee held a brainstorming session to discuss the actions that need to be taken following the declaration of a minimum wage increase of RM1500 effective 1 May 2022.
The session that was supposed to be held at the Mardhiyyah Shah Alam Hotel had to be moved to the Q-Services Sdn Bhd office due to lack of response from the members. Only twelve people, including the Committee were present for the session.
The President, Mr Noruddin presented a series of minimum wage declarations and press releases issued by Datuk Seri Saravanan and Datuk Noh Omar as well as the follow-up actions taken by the MACC.
The members present have proposed matters to be submitted to the government, to deal with the problem of raising the minimum wage,
- Employers are allowed to deduct workers’ wages from the foreign worker levy.
- The validity of the work permit is extended to two years. That is, work permit renewal is done every two years to ease the contractor’s burden.
- The 25% discount for levy payments introduced during COVID-19 has been extended.
- Cleaning workers need to be certified to raise their image and attract local workers.
- Classify cleaning contractors according to their ability to reduce contract wrangling.
The committee will refine the suggestions submitted and extend them to the relevant parties.