Are Singapore workers at the low end underpaid? Will a minimum wage be better than the current Progressive Wage Model and Workfare to raise their pay? Are consumers willing to accept higher prices as a result? Five panellists spar on these issues at a roundtable on wages organised by The Sunday Times on Friday.
ST: Whenever the issue of minimum wage comes up, I hear responses from government ministers, (using) exactly the same line: "We have no ideological objection to a minimum wage."
So is if there's no ideological objection, why not try it?
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'Are workers in S'pore getting a fair share of the pie?'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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