Isn’t a minimum wage of $1,060 very low?
I refer to the article “Parliament: Ng Chee Meng proposes new committee to support older workers” (Straits Times, May 15).
It states that “As for low-wage workers, Mr Ng noted that while the Progressive Wage model has done much to alleviate hardship of low-wage workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors since it was introduced in 2012, there are other sectors with low wage growth.”
In this connection, according to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) web site – Progressive Wage Model (PWM) Cleaning Sector – “If you have new service contracts that starts from 1 July 2017, you must use the following revised wages” – (at least) $1,060 for Group 1 – Office & Commercial – General/Indoor Cleaners, (and) Group 2 – F & B Establishment – General Cleaners”.
Isn’t a basic monthly salary of $1,060, including employee’s CPF still very very low?
Leong Sze Hian