More sectors may adopt progressive wage model

Waste management, food services could follow cleaning, security, landscaping sectors

Decathlon Singapore already has a structure for progressive wages, in which most managerial positions are filled through internal promotions, and all store managers can expect to progress. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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Waste management and food services may be next in line to adopt the progressive wage model (PWM), a wage ladder that spells out compensation and career pathways for workers at each skill level.

National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) deputy secretary-general Koh Poh Koon told The Straits Times (ST) that the labour movement has submitted its proposal to the Government for the model to be implemented in the waste management sector.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2020, with the headline More sectors may adopt progressive wage model. Subscribe