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Cleaners to get tiered wages based on type of jobs

But MPs express concern over how the pay scales will be drawn up

Published on Feb 18, 2014 8:47 AM
 
Cleaning companies will have to pay the cleaners progressive wages based on the jobs they do, under a new licensing scheme that was passed in Parliament. A tripartite committee of employers, unionists and government officials will draw up the wage recommendations for the different jobs. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Cleaning companies will soon come under a new licensing scheme that requires them to pay cleaners tiered wages according to the type of cleaning jobs they do.

This scheme was given the nod by Parliament yesterday when it passed the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill.

The wage scales, however, are to be decided by a separate tripartite committee of employers, unionists and government officials.

As a result, some MPs expressed concern yesterday on how the panel would draw up the wages for the different cleaning jobs.

 
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