F&B workers in Singapore to be assessed if they can get on wage ladder

There is no publicly available data, but The Sunday Times understands there are over 30,000 low-wage workers in the F&B sector who earn $2,000 or less a month.
There is no publicly available data, but The Sunday Times understands there are over 30,000 low-wage workers in the F&B sector who earn $2,000 or less a month. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

NTUC poll aims to find out if minimum wage, structured pay increases can apply to sector

Kitchen helpers and other low-wage workers in the food and beverage (F&B) industry could be next in line for a basic wage and structured increases under the Progressive Wage Model (PWM).

The labour movement has begun conducting surveys with F&B workers as part of early efforts to see if they can be included in the PWM, NTUC assistant secretary-general Zainal Sapari told The Sunday Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'F&B workers to be assessed if they can get on wage ladder'. Print Edition | Subscribe