Tag Archives: Low Salary

ACTIVISTS TO ORGANIZE PROTEST AGAINST WATER PRICE HIKE @ HONG LIM

When finance minister Mr Heng Swee Kiat went to deliver the budget speech in Parliament, many people were relieved to know that the minister has finally recovered from his horrible stroke and ready to serve the country again. But the welcoming relief soon turned to shock as the minister drops a bombshell by announcing a 30% price hike in our water pricing.

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30% OF SECURITY GUARDS STILL EARNING BELOW $1,100 MONTHLY SALARY

It states that “While new licensing requirements for the security sector will kick in at the start of September, about 15,000 active security officers, or 35 per cent of the industry, have not been trained in line with requirements. To date, about 180 security agencies, or 70 per cent, of all such agencies have started doing so. After all these years of rhetoric and initiatives to increase the pay of security guards – according to the Ministry of Manpower’s wages benchmarking tool – their median basic salary is still only $857.

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