The morality of parking fees and a clean wage

It is misguided to waive parking charges for teachers. If they work overtime or make extra contributions, these should be recognised in their compensation.

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Singapore is long overdue for a conversation on how its teachers can truly earn a "clean wage". And the answer is not to continue providing parking subsidies.

In late March, the Ministry of Education (MOE) decided that teachers will now have to pay monthly parking fees for their cars and motorcycles if they choose to park within the school compound.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline The morality of parking fees and a clean wage. Subscribe