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Perodua has announced that it has signed a Collective Agreement with its workers’ unions which will see the company increasing wages, allowances and benefits for its non-executive staff by 10% to help cope with the higher cost of living and to recognise their contribution to the company. The automaker has about 9,000 staff under its employment nationwide, out of which some 6,700 are non-executive staff.

The collective agreement – which is in place from 2014 to 2016 – was signed between Pekerja-pekerja Perodua Sales and Perodua Sales; Perodua Manufacturing and Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Perodua; and Perodua Engine Manufacturing and Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Engine Manufacturing.

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“Of the 10% increase, at least 5% is in regards to wage increase, while the remaining increment is for various allowances and benefits for non-executive permanent staff,” Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said in a statement released today.

Earlier in the year, the company also distributed shopping vouchers ranging from RM1,200 and RM1,500 to all its employees as a one-off project with the aim of assisting staff with school-going children to buy much needed supplies. “It is our hope that our staff will use these assistances wisely and effectively throughout the year,” Aminar added.