Tag Archives: Progressive Wage Model

CLEANERS SALARY STILL STUCK $1,000 AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

As to “More than 26,500 resident cleaners are now paid at least S$1,000 a month – the entry-level pay under the Progressive Wage Model. The figure accounts for nearly 70 per cent of the resident cleaner workforce” – isn’t the Progressive Wage Model a failure in that only 69 per cent of local cleaners are getting at least $1,000 now? After so many years of implementing initiative after initiative to increase cleaners’ pay – and we are still talking about only $1,000?

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NTUC UNION PROPOSES $300 SALARY INCREASE FOR SECURITY GUARDS

Security guards can expect a big pay bump if a plan by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to raise their basic monthly wages by $300 receives the green light from employers. The Straits Times understands that NTUC representatives met security firms two weeks ago and tabled a new wage ladder. The proposal includes raising the minimum basic monthly pay for guards to $1,100 per month - a substantial increase from the current $817 stated in the last Manpower Ministry salary data report released in June. If the new minimum wage is pushed through, security guards can earn about $2,100 each month with overtime, up from just $1,678 now, say industry players.

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