Tag: Minimum Wage

YouGov: Almost half of Singaporeans believe maids should be paid under S$600/month

Singapore—New research from YouGov shows that nearly half of Singaporeans, or 48 percent, think that domestic helpers in the country should be paid less than S$600 monthly. Fifty-two percent believe that they should be paid more than that amount. YouGov’s research centered around what Singaporeans...

Dr Chee meets 65-year-old cleaner earning $6/hour, calls for minimum wage to be implemented

Following a breakfast meeting at Bukit Batok Single-Member Constituency (SMC), the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan called for a minimum wage scheme to be implemented in Singapore. The party’s Secretary-general spoke to a number of residents who were worried about the job...

Netizens to Josephine Teo, who called minimum wage unfeasible, ‘What about ministers’ salaries?’

Speaking at a panel discussion during the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Policy Studies 30th Anniversary conference at Marina Bay Sands last Friday, October 26, the Minister of Manpower said that implementing minimum wage would be too financially burdensome on employers and may...

Politics, Jobs and Wages in 2013/4

By Kumaran Pillai There are two words that come to my mind when I think of politics in Singapore. It may not be apparent but if one were to reflect on it, he or she may end up with the same conclusions - it is...

Underpaid, overworked and…

By Elias Tan Singaporeans are, especially those in low-paying sectors, “grossly underpaid”. With these words economist and former boss of the National Wages Council Professor Lim Chong Yah sparked off a debate some time ago. And now there is a lot of talk going on in...

Why The Fight For Minimum Wage in Singapore is Pointless

The minimum wage is an issue that just won't die in Singapore, even though MPs have “killed” the issue on numerous occasions by raving about how great Workfare is for low-income workers. Unfortunately for them, the minimum wage seems to be the Freddy Krueger...