Less than seven months back, the National Wages Council (NWC) had recommended that employers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic first reduce non-wage costs and tap government help before they move to cut their workers' wages.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2020, with the headline 'Enduring short-term pain to protect jobs in the long term'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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