Public Consultation on National Wages Council 2019/2020 Annual Guidelines


Ministry of Manpower - Manpower Planning and Policy Division

Consultation Period: 25 Mar 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
Status: Closed
Detailed Description

1. The National Wages Council (NWC), a tripartite body made up of employer, employee and government representatives1, will convene in April and May 2019 to develop its annual guidelines2 on wage and employment-related issues.

2. In its deliberations on wage recommendations, the NWC considers factors such as Singapore’s economic performance, as well as the domestic and global economic outlook. At the same time, the NWC takes into account Singapore's economic competitiveness, labour market conditions, inflation, and productivity growth. 

3. Members of the public are encouraged to share their views on what could be included in the annual wage recommendations, as well as on other employment-related issues. Feedback received will be considered by the NWC as part of its deliberations. 

4. Feedback can be directed to the NWC Secretariat through mail or email by 15 April 2019:

National Wages Council 
c/o Manpower Planning and Policy Division 
18 Havelock Road #07-01 
Singapore 059764 
Fax: 6534 4840 

1The list of NWC 2019/2020 members is in the Annex.
2The NWC 2018/2019 guidelines can be found at