Labour wage rates is defined as the basic cash wage per day (Basic cost to contractor) payable by building or civil engineering contractor to operative. The daily wage is for work done in a day of eight (8) working hours from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m, with one (1) hour lunch time in between. It is the cash wage payable to operative before any deduction for levy charges, accommodation, insurance, SOCSO, medical and transport charges.
The objective of this publication is to provide some resources and information on the current construction workers' wage rates to be used as a guide for construction industry players, stake holder and as well as for public. These information and resources is of vital important in monitoring the construction workers' wage rates and it will enhance the construction industry information system.
The uses of labour wage rates are:
Labour wage rates data are collected from on a half yearly basis and comprises of three main sections:
Labour wage rates data are classified into three geographical regions such as Peninsular Malaysia (12 states selected), Sabah(four towns selected) and Sarawak (five towns selected).
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