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Singapore Budget 2014: Govt looking at mandating progressive wages in landscaping

Published on Mar 7, 2014 3:51 PM
 

The labour movement's progressive wage model may be made compulsory in the landscaping sector as well, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Hawazi Daipi said in Parliament on Friday.

It will be the third one after the security and cleaning industries, though Mr Hawazi stressed that there is no plan to legislate the model in other sectors.

The scheme sets out career ladders with benchmark wages for resident workers - Singaporeans and permanent residents - in various sectors.

In the landscaping sector, wages for resident workers are higher than in the cleaning and security sectors, but have still stagnated at around $1,000 for several years, noted Mr Hawazi.

The labour movement's progressive wage model may be made compulsory in the landscaping sector as well, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Hawazi Daipi said in Parliament on Friday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
 
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