Cleaner gets $100 raise... and he’s lucky

Cleaner gets $100 raise... and he’s lucky

The cleaner worked from 7am to 3pm, seven days a week, for a year at a hawker centre in Toa Payoh.

Almost every day, he worked overtime for three hours.

This earned him just under $1,000 a month.

At the start of the year, 56-year-old Yeo Puay Huat received a pay rise of $100 for his good performance.

This was given before the National Wage Council (NWC) announced its latest recommendation on Friday of a $60 pay rise for low-wage workers for this year.

Last year, it recommended a $50 pay rise.

Mr Yeo said that his $100 pay rise would be helpful for his daily expenses. His wife sells newspapers. They have no children.

"I am very happy with the extra $100 because I can buy more things like cooking oil and rice."

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