12 Jan '11, 1pm

Minimum wage, or Best wage?: SINGAPORE: Would Singapore be better off with a minimum wage system or with Workfar...

SINGAPORE: Would Singapore be better off with a minimum wage system or with Workfare programmes such as the Best Sourcing Initiative and the Inclusive Growth programme, to help low-wage workers level up in society? That was the theme in the speeches of several MPs during the Parliamentary debate on the government's commitment to inclusive growth. MPs also urged the Government to continue doing more, to support low skilled and low-wage workers. All 17 MPs, together with labour chief Lim Swee Say and Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong took part in the debate. Singapore's economy experienced sterling growth in 2010. And MPs say such growth must provide opportunities for the majority to enjoy higher incomes and better quality of life, and improved prospects for low-wage workers. But of late there's been a robust debate about minimum wage, with many saying it will encourage lower s...

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