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New push to give security guards a big pay hike

NTUC's proposal is part of scheme to raise income of low-wage workers

Published on Aug 4, 2014 7:20 AM
 
If the new minimum wage is pushed through, security guards can earn about $2,100 each month with overtime, up from just $1,678 now, say industry players. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Security guards can expect a big pay bump if a plan by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to raise their basic monthly wages by $300 receives the green light from employers.

The Straits Times understands that NTUC representatives met security firms two weeks ago and tabled a new wage ladder.

The proposal includes raising the minimum basic monthly pay for guards to $1,100 per month - a substantial increase from the current $817 stated in the last Manpower Ministry salary data report released in June.

If the new minimum wage is pushed through, security guards can earn about $2,100 each month with overtime, up from just $1,678 now, say industry players.

 
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