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Labour movement to help more than 600 cleaners get $60 pay rise

Published on Jun 10, 2013 6:00 PM
 
The labour movement's social enterprises, from NTUC Fairprice to NTUC Foodfare, are working with their cleaning service providers to get $60 pay rises for cleaners earning a basic salary of $1,000 and below. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  LIM SIN THAI

The labour movement's social enterprises, from NTUC Fairprice to NTUC Foodfare, are working with their cleaning service providers to get $60 pay rises for cleaners earning a basic salary of $1,000 and below.

The National Trades Union Congress announced this at the launch of its "I Care for My Cleaners" campaign on Monday. The pay rise is in line with this year's National Wage Council recommendations.

The campaign aims to recognise the contributions of cleaners through events such as appreciation dinners and goodie bags. NTUC Centre and shopping mall AMK Hub are the first labour movement-related organisations to have successfully negotiated for such a pay rise. More than 50 of their outsourced cleaners will get the pay rise from July this year.

If NTUC's social enterprises conclude similar negotiations, another 600 outsourced cleaners will benefit.