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5,000 healthcare support staff get 15 per cent pay hike

Published on Aug 15, 2014 6:27 PM

SINGAPORE - Madam V. Inthira's monthly pay as a service executive at the National University Hospital (NUH) had stagnated at about $2,000 up until two years ago.

Then she was sent for training to be a supervisor. The 46-year-old's salary is now over $2,500.

Like Madam Inthira, all 5,000 lower wage healthcare support staff in the public health sector will get salary hikes of about 15 per cent by the end of this year.

Their pay has grown due to a push by the labour movement to raise wages through better training and productivity.

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