25 Jul '11, 7am

Nurses' pay to be reviewed

Nurses' pay to be reviewed

SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has said his ministry is currently undertaking a review of salaries for nurses in Singapore. He said this is to make sure salaries remain competitive and to attract more locals into the profession. Mr Gan was speaking to reporters as he celebrated Nurses Day on Monday morning with nurses from Jurong Health Services. He said: "We will have to review the nurses' remuneration as well as the terms of employment, conditions of employment in workplaces. "We need to take a more comprehensive review - not just about salary - to see how we can lighten their workload, to make sure their workload is more rewarding, and provide more career opportunities. "As I have mentioned, we already have three career pathways - we will have to see how we can enhance them." Mr Gan said he hopes that when more locals join the profession, they will be able to t...

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