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A spirited debate on minimum wage, but where are the details?

Without numbers and policy proposals, discussion threw up more heat than light

The Progressive Wage Model is a minimum wage-plus model and takes a sectoral approach, which "allows you to set the minimum rung at a level that is not so low and not so high", said Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. His intervention brought the
The Progressive Wage Model is a minimum wage-plus model and takes a sectoral approach, which "allows you to set the minimum rung at a level that is not so low and not so high", said Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. His intervention brought the nearly hour-long exchange to a close. ST FILE PHOTO
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Amid the sharpening public discourse on social inequality, partly due to hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Associate Professor Jamus Lim (Sengkang GRC) brought up the idea of a minimum wage yesterday.

He set it in the context of the need for more compassionate policymaking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2020, with the headline A spirited debate on minimum wage, but where are the details?. Subscribe