The Sunday Times' Roundtable: Be willing to pay more to lift low-wage workers' income, says ST panel on minimum wage

Five panellists talk about Singapore's wage model - former labour chief Lim Boon Heng, Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh, labour MP Zainal Sapari, and giving the employers' perspective, Mr Kurt Wee and Mr Daniel Thong.

Panellists also debate merits of minimum wage in an age of disruption at The Sunday Times' Roundtable discussion

Low-wage workers are underpaid and Singaporeans should be prepared to pay more - for things like hawker food and cleaning services - to help lift their incomes, former labour chief Lim Boon Heng said.

His comments were echoed by other panellists at The Sunday Times' Roundtable discussion on wages in an age of disruption.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'Panel: Be willing to pay more to lift low-wage workers' income'. Print Edition | Subscribe