Progressive Wage Model 2.0: A step closer to a more inclusive society

Initially voluntary, the Progressive Wage Model became mandatory for all cleaning contracts from September 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE
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At the National Day Rally on Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government would accept the recommendations of the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-Wage Workers. The centrepiece is the expansion of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) to cover more than eight in 10 lower-wage local workers.

What will this mean for lower-wage workers, businesses and society at large? Here are three key takeaways:

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