THE 10 wages councils headed by deputy chairpersons are going through the proposed Wages Regulation Order.
Labour Minister Jone Usamate confirmed that in view of the significant numbers of written objections received by the councils during the objection period against the proposed orders, the councils are required "to consider any written representation" and "may make any other inquiries" before submitting their proposals.
Mr Usamate said the oversight process was intended to be completed by the end of this week.
He said he would make his decision following the recommendations of the councils.
"The ministry will implement the final orders after the due process is completed as required under the ERP," Mr Usamate said.
He said the government was fully committed to social justice for workers in ensuring fair wages affordable to employers.
An eight to 15 per cent increase has been proposed for the 10 employment sectors covering printing trade, wholesale and retail trades, hotel and catering trades, garment industry, sawmilling and logging industry, road transport, building and civil and electrical engineering trades, manufacturing industry, mining and quarrying industry and security services.