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New proposed cleaners' basic pay starts from $1,000

Published on Oct 19, 2012 6:00 AM
 
A new pay structure has been proposed for cleaners, with $1,000 set as the basic monthly starting pay. This unprecedented move by a group of officials from unions, cleaning companies and the Government would raise the pay of cleaners by 23 per cent. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A new pay structure has been proposed for cleaners, with $1,000 set as the basic monthly starting pay.

This unprecedented move by a group of officials from unions, cleaning companies and the Government would raise the pay of cleaners by 23 per cent.

Currently, the median gross monthly pay of office cleaners is $815 a month, according to figures from the Manpower Ministry (MOM). The pay guidelines also set out higher wages for cleaners doing more difficult jobs, stipulating the minimum amount they should be paid.

These suggested pay guidelines were announced on Thursday at an event by NTUC deputy secretary-general Heng Chee How, who chairs the group.

 
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