Singapore seeks to improve welfare of low-wage workers
New tripartite standards will cover areas such as training and career development, the provision of rest areas and support for the mental well-being of workers.
Singapore has launched new tripartite standards on promoting the welfare of low-wage workers, which include encouraging employers to provide better workplace support to low-wage workers, the Minister of State stressed in charge of labour, Zaqy Mohamad.
These standards also focus on areas such as training and career development, the provision of rest areas and care for the mental well-being of workers, he added.
The government will also launch a Progressive Wage Mark, short for PW Mark, accreditation in the second half of the year.
Employers who pay at least the relevant industry or occupational progressive wages to eligible workers, and the local qualifying wage to all other local workers, will be accredited with the PW mark.
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From March 2023, all vendors awarded government contracts would also be required to be accredited with the PW mark, starting with higher value contracts first. The government will release more details of the accreditation scheme in the coming months, the minister said.