4.4% wage growth too little for B40

Many workers are struggling with the spiralling cost of living and higher prices of goods as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy, says MTUC. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, September 18, 2020.

A WAGE growth of 4.4% in 2019 does not give the full picture of the economy and leaves out the plight of those in the B40 and lower-income groups, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.

“The 4.4% hike in salary and wage may seem commendable to some, more so… (that) the increase reflected the 4.4% economic growth recorded by Malaysia last year. 

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