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The real problem about low wages in Singapore

Singapore doesn't just have a low-wage worker problem. It has a systemic problem of persistently low wages in many domestic services sectors, some economists say. If so, we need to talk differently about wages, and now.

Singapore has a systemic problem of persistently low wages in many domestic services sectors, some economists say.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

The issue of low-wage workers and how to raise wages for this group of workers has gained nationwide attention - and sympathy - in recent years.

The issue is twofold.

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