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New committee to draft guidelines on raising low-wage workers' pay

Published on Jun 1, 2014 9:09 PM
 
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and government officials have formed a committee to work out guidelines on how to increase the pay of low-wage workers. -- ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and government officials have formed a committee to work out guidelines on how to increase the pay of low-wage workers.

Details of the new committee were not immediately available, but its recommendations will help smoothen the National Wage Council (NWC) talks in the next two years, said labour chief Lim Swee Say on Sunday.

The committee is being formed after this year's negotiations hit a speed bump.

Last Friday, the NWC recommended a pay hike of at least $60 for workers earning below $1,000 each month. In 2012 and last year, the council recommended minimum pay hikes of $50 and $60 respectively for those earning below $1,000.

 
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