Singapore could expand progressive wage model to retail sector

imageSINGAPORE: Singapore is considering a progressive wage model for the retail sector, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad announced on Tuesday (Feb 23).

The progressive wage model is a policy designed to raise the salaries of low-wage workers by upgrading their skills and increasing their productivity. The scheme started in 2015. If included, the retail sector would be the sixth under the progressive wage model. 

It will cover workers such as cashiers and salespeople in the likes of supermarkets, convenience stores and fashion retail shops, said Mr Zaqy during a press briefing after speaking to workers from a retail store at Jewel Changi Airport. He spearheads the tripartite workgroup on lower-wage workers launched last October.

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