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2017/2018 National Wages Council invites views on annual wage guidelines

  1. The National Wages Council (NWC), a tripartite body made up of employer, employee and government representatives1, will convene in April and May 2017 to develop its annual wage and wage-related guidelines2.
  2. In its deliberations on wage guidelines, 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 other wage-related issues. Feedback received will be considered by the NWC as part of its deliberations.
  4. Feedback can be directed to the Secretary of the NWC through mail or email by 14 April 2017:

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


  1. The list of NWC 2017/2018 members is in Annex.
  2. NWC 2016/2017 guidelines can be found at