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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