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More PMEs may get help in disputes with employers

Mediation panel under review, higher salary ceiling being considered

Published on Apr 30, 2014 7:32 AM
One hundred and five people were honoured at the May Day 2014 awards in recognition for their contributions to the Labour Movement, including DPM Teo Chee Hean and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, both of whom receive the Medal of Honour Award, the highest award this year. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

More professionals who join unions may soon get help when they have problems with their employers, whether or not their companies are unionised or recognise their unions.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin pointed at this possibility yesterday, when he revealed that a mediation panel handling such disputes is under review.

Under consideration, he said, is the raising of the monthly salary ceiling of people who can seek mediation beyond the current $4,500. Such a move would benefit more professionals, executives and managers (PMEs).

Mr Tan was speaking at a dinner to mark May Day tomorrow.

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As long as we keep working together as one, despite the differences, despite the inherent tensions that will arise, I am confident that we will continue to make Singapore a land of opportunities.

- Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin