SINGAPORE: Singapore’s labour movement has welcomed the announcement that from next year, the licensing of cleaning contractors will include the Progressive Wage Model advocated by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).
Writing on his Facebook page, NTUC Secretary—General Lim Swee Say said that would mean cleaners will receive a minimum of S$1,000 and move upwards to S$1,200, S$1,400, S$1,600 and so on with skills upgrading and job redesign.
They will also receive more cash and more CPF with the enhancement of Workfare Income Supplement and support of the Wage Credit Scheme announced in the 2013 Budget.
Mr Lim believes that Singapore’s approach of Progressive Wages, Workfare and the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme will mean more than minimum wage for cleaners and other low—wage workers.
The NTUC is rolling out the Progressive Wage Model to more job sectors.
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