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Updated: 12/19/2012 08:07 | By Channel NewsAsia

25 workers in pay row at Yishun site paid outstanding wages

25 workers in pay row at Yishun site paid outstanding wages


25 workers in pay row at Yishun site paid outstanding wages

SINGAPORE: More than 30 workers — from China and India — at a Yishun construction site were involved in a salary dispute on Tuesday, leading to some of them stopping work to demand their pay.

Channel NewsAsia understands the workers are owed between one and four months’ pay each.

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) officials were in negotiations with the employers and workers on site since about 6pm Tuesday.

Also present were officials from the Migrant Workers’ Centre.

Later Tuesday night, MOM said 25 workers have been paid their outstanding salaries as of 11pm.

Three more will be paid on Wednesday.

MOM is checking on the total number of workers owed their salaries. The Migrant Workers’ Centre said more than 30 workers were owed their salaries.

— CNA/ir

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