Why Singapore should do more to help poorest among us

Current schemes are limited. Low earnings affect not just present-day living standards but workers’ retirement security as well.

The progressive wage model is a sectoral minimum wage scheme tied to productivity improvements and has been implemented in the cleaning, security and landscape businesses. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The debate over whether the Government should introduce a minimum wage for workers is good for Singapore.

It will focus minds on how best to help the poorest-paid workers earn more to improve their living standards.

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