Updated: 03/08/2014 01:23

Progressive Wage Model may be implemented in landscape sector



Progressive Wage Model may be implemented in landscape sector

Workers in landscaping industry could benefit from a Progressive Wage Model. 

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Hawazi Daipi announced this in Parliament today. 

It'll be the third sector to have such a model, after the cleaning and security industries. 

Mr Hawazi notes that wages in landscaping have stagnated at around $1,000 for several years. 

And while job vacancies have been one the rise, the number of workers in this field has not changed much. 

The government will set up a Tripartite Cluster for the Landscape Industry to study the need for such a model in the industry. 

He stresses that there are no plans to legislate the model in other sectors. 

"Mandating the PWM through government regulations is a very targeted intervention to support rank-and-file workers in sectors which suffer from cheap sourcing."

Mr Hawazi says that a free market would determine the trajectory of wages in other industries.

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