20 Feb '11, 10pm

Workfare Income Supplement scheme 'strikes a good balance': by Vimita Mohandas SINGAPORE - The Workfare Income S...

SINGAPORE - The Workfare Income Supplement scheme is better now, following Budget 2011, than it was previously, according to labour chief Lim Swee Say. The difference lies in the one-off Special Bonus to be paid out to those on the scheme - bonuses that will be given entirely in cash. With that, a good balance has now been struck between taking care of low-wage workers' needs and enhancing their Central Provident Fund savings, the National Trades Union Congress secretary-general told reporters yesterday on the sidelines of a community event. "On one hand, they'll now have a greater cash component and, at the same time, we still maintain our support in strengthening their CPF savings. So I'd say the scheme today has been improved further," said Mr Lim, who is also a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. About 400,000 low-wage workers who stay employed will benefit from t...

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