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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
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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.

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