Salary for staff already re-hired to be reviewed
Govt will ensure they are not worse off when new pay terms kick in
THE public officers re-hired before the latest change in rules will not be short-changed.
The Government will review the salaries of some 1,150 officers who were re-employed when they turned 62 between July 2011 and December last year.
This is to ensure that they are not worse off when the new pay terms kick in tomorrow.
"Their salaries will be aligned to the new guidelines," a Public Service Division (PSD) spokesman told The Straits Times last night.
WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY
Older colleagues tend to have lower absentee rates than younger ones. Some of them also possess the ability to mentor and coach younger workers.
- Ms Tammy Tan, ComfortDelGro's group corporate communications officer. Workers in the transport firm can work until 67 with no change to their employment terms.
Regardless of age, as long as they are willing and able to contribute in the same capacity, we want to be fair to them by offering the same remuneration.
- Ms Chan Hoi San, StarHub's senior vice-president of human resource
The decision to re-employ workers should be based on individual capability and skill sets, job function and health condition rather than solely on the age factor.
- Mr Thomas Chua, president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry