NTUC to help lift wages of 'knowledge workers': Sec Gen Lim Swee Say
After creating career ladders for sectors such as retail and cleaning, the labour movement wants to do so for "knowledge workers" too.
These are workers whose jobs deal with ideas and information, not physical labour.
The progressive wage model aims to help workers become more skilled and productive, so that they can move up into better jobs and earn more.
For low-wage jobs, labour- saving devices are the key driver of productivity, NTUC secretary- general Lim Swee Say told The Straits Times last week.