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The National Wages Council Convenes to Develop Annual Guidelines

1. The National Wages Council (NWC), a tripartite body comprising employer, employee and government representatives1, will convene on 21 August 2023 to develop its annual guidelines (covering 1 December 2023 - 30 November 2024) on wage and employment-related issues.

2. In its deliberations, the NWC will take into account Singapore's economic performance and outlook, labour market conditions and inflation. The NWC will also issue guidance on the annual growth of Progressive Wage for lower-wage workers. This will include the wage schedule for Occupational Progressive Wages for Administrators and Drivers from 1 March 2024. The NWC aims to release its guidelines by early November.

3. Members of the public are welcomed to share their views on wage-related issues, and their suggestions on the upcoming guidelines. They can submit their feedback to the NWC Secretariat at by 1 September 2023.


  1. The list of NWC 2023/24 members can be found in the Annex.