WP: Cleaners may get pay hike

WP: Cleaners may get pay hike

Those who clean the constituencies of the Workers' Party may also get a pay rise.

The Aljunied-Hougang- Punggol East Town Council told The Straits Times on Sunday that it adopted the progressive wage model when it awarded a cleaning contract recently.

"We will monitor how this model impacts the overall productivity and cost structure before deciding whether this or other measures are more appropriate and sustainable (in raising cleaners' pay)," it said.

It did not give more details of the contract.

Under the model, a minimum wage is set and workers are assured of higher pay when they upgrade skills.

The town council's spokesman also said that pay hikes for existing cleaners may take the form of "incentive payments" for the good performers.

"We are consulting our contractors on how to roll out incentive payments over time to workers in all divisions, in an equitable manner," the spokesman added.

The town council did not say how many cleaners are hired by its cleaning contractors.

Additional reporting by Andrea Ong

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