Roundtable on wages in an age of disruption

Are consumers and businesses prepared to pay more to lift wages at the bottom?

Service providers are currently paying our local workers very poorly, said Mr Daniel Thong, CEO of cleaning startup Nimbus.
Service providers are currently paying our local workers very poorly, said Mr Daniel Thong, CEO of cleaning startup Nimbus.PHOTO: ST FILE

This is an edited transcript of a roundtable discussion on wages organised and moderated by The Sunday Times last Friday.

Lim Boon Heng, former labour chief: One actually should ask, really, why are there so many low-paying jobs? Well, it depends very much on how much we are prepared to pay for those services.

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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 'Are consumers and businesses prepared to pay more to lift wages at the bottom?'. Print Edition | Subscribe