Home Front

Revisiting the progressive v minimum wage debate

While NTUC and WP dispute how to lift the incomes of low-wage workers, the new figure of 32,000 on under $1,300 is a call to action

A debate in Parliament between NTUC and the Workers' Party on the issue of the minimum wage threw up some new arguments, but it also magnified the ideological differences between the two sides. PHOTO: ST FILE
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

The debate in Parliament last week saw the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Workers' Party (WP) crossing swords on the issue of minimum wage for workers in Singapore.

It was not the first time the polarising issue came up for debate in the House, and it is unlikely to be the last.

Already a subscriber? 

Dive deeper at $0.99/month

Want more exclusives, sharp insights into what's happening at home and abroad? Subscribe to stay informed.

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • 2-week e-paper archive so you never miss out on any topic that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.