Updated: 08/15/2014 21:13

Around 5,000 healthcare staff will get a 15% wage increase by the end of the year



Around 5,000 healthcare staff will get a 15% wage increase by the end of the year

Around 5,000 local healthcare support staff will have received about 15 per cent increase in wages by the end of this year. 

This is according to NTUC Assistant Secretary-General, Patrick Tay. 

He was speaking at the National Day Observance Ceremony hosted by National University Health System today. 

The increase came after efforts made by the Healthcare Cluster Tripartite Workgroup to enhance the employability and raise salaries of lower-wage healthcare support staff. 

Their efforts focussed on 3 Ups namely Up Skills, Up Career Progression and Up Productivity. 

Various ladders of the Progressive Wage Model have also been implemented by the Workgroup since its launch in 2012. 

This, to encourage productivity initiatives across the public health sector through sharing and diffusion of best practices. 

Piloted projects such as the Pharmacy Stock Receiving System - the use of a personal handheld device to receive, pack and distribute drugs - by the National University Hospital and other facilities, have also seen some form of "mass adoption" across the clusters.

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