Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has ordered the design of a roadmap to adjust the minimum wage for businesses in line with their respective manufacturing sectors.
The minimum wage adjustment is made annually but has yet to satisfy workers’ needs, especially those paid through the State budget.
Therefore, the Deputy PM, who is also Head of the National Steering Committee on salary reform and social insurance, directed ministries to study and propose an adequate level of payment for joint-stock businesses in which the State holds a dominant stake.
For the administrative sector, he requested the Ministry of Home Affairs coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and relevant agencies to devise a salary scale on the basis of meeting workers’ minimum needs and review some positions such as medical staff at schools and State agencies.
The Ministry of Finance must proactively study and suggest mechanisms for State budget allocation and support for the public sector along the direction of gradually reducing State funding for public administrative sector.
The ministry is also required to devise ways to adjust the base salary for the administrative and non-productive sector, possibly from 2016.