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Instead, MPs included an article in the law that would have led to the formation of a wage council
tasked with driving up salaries in the private sector.
Employers, led by the powerful Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), have consistently rejected the introduction of a minimum wage or the formation of a wage council
that would regulate salaries.
The national wage council
, which comprises the government, unions and employers, made the proposal to freeze or cut wages after its annual meeting on Wednesday to provide general guidelines on wages in the city-state.
(vii) Minimum Wage Council
: A Tripartite National Wage Council
will be set up
Earlier in November, the National Wage Council
(NWC) stated that it has employed foreign and Egyptian experts to study the impacts of the new law.
MPs also dropped an added article that calls for the formation of a minimum wage council
after the minister told them that it would make it oblige Bahrain to give equal wages to Bahrainis and expatriates.
Manama: A A bitter standoff has flared up between the business community and the national workers' organisation over the formation of a wage council
that would regulate salaries in Bahrain.
Prof Stewart said if the wage council
rates had been continued the average minimum wage would be pounds 3.95.
It is recommended that a tripartite National Wage Council
be set up which should be responsible to determine/fix a minimum wage for unskilled workers at the national level and/or regional level after taking into account the relevant parameters.
It has also discussed formation of a Wage Council
to monitor salaries of both expats and Bahrainis in the private and public sectors, ensuring they increase with inflation.
The National Wage Council
(NWC) decided on Monday to employ foreign and Egyptian experts to study the minimum wage issue and implement a plan.