30 Apr '11, 9pm

'Hard training, good shoes': Instead, the way to get ahead in the income race is through hard training and with

SINGAPORE - With Opposition parties questioning whether wages have kept pace with economic growth, Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday there is only one real solution. Likening it to a race, he said it was not possible to eliminate other competitors or set rules to disallow others from running faster. Instead, the way to get ahead in the income race is through hard training and with good running shoes. Sustainable income growth was the emphasis yesterday, as four People's Action Party leaders - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, labour chief Lim Swee Say and Mr Gan - took on a hot issue at Opposition rallies so far. In a nutshell, they said the key to that sustainability was skills upgrading. Their responses came a day after the National Wages Council (NWC) had recommended a higher total wage increase this year, and on the eve of the la...

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