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Progressive wages to be extended to 8 in 10 lower-wage workers by 2023

Channel News Asia, Singapore, 30 August 2021 - Within the next two years, progressive wages will cover most lower-wage resident workers in Singapore, and firms that hire foreigners will also have to pay their local employees a minimum of S$1,400.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Monday (Aug 30) that it has accepted all recommendations by the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-Wage Workers. Taken together, the 18 recommendations will expand the coverage of progressive wages – Singapore’s version of a minimum wage – to 82 per cent of lower-wage local workers by March 2023.

The details of the recommendations came after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the broad outlines at the National Day Rally on Sunday.

Among the new measures: The Government will extend the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) to more sectors in an accelerated timeline, and there will be new progressive wages for certain occupations that cut across sectors.

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Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/lower-wage-workers-progressive-wage-model-extended-2144651

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