Daily Archives: 2014-01-13

Targeted minimum wage – a positive step, but more can be done

TOC Editorial The Online Citizen is greatly encouraged by the announcement made by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in relation to implementing minimum wage for workers in the cleaning and security sectors. We are heartened that DPM Tharman recognises this glaring lack in these two industries. These are thankless but essential jobs that have kept Singapore going, and it is …

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Minimum Wage, Politics, and the Elephant in the Room

By Masked Crusader The government, through Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, has announced a “minimum wage” for the cleaning and security services industries in an extraordinary move that follows a whole slew of ineffective measures meticulously detailed by Leong Sze Hian over the years. Despite the previous schemes, the current median salary for cleaners is still only $850 per month! The government, and …

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