Healthcare support staff wages rise 10 per cent in past year

L-R: Mr Liak Teng Lit, Group CEO of Alexandra Health, Mr Patrick Tay, executive secretary of Healthcare Services Employee's Union and MP for Nee Soon GRC, Ms Diana Chia, President NTUC, General Secretary, Health Services Employee's Union, Ms Noor Shyma bte Abdul Latiff and Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang, CEO of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital cutting the cake during the National Day Observance Ceremony held at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. NTUC Healthcare Cluster will also give update on the progress made in helping 2,500 healthcare support staff regarding wages through the progressive wage model, which sets out a career ladder with pay standards for low-wage workers in various sectors.

SINGAPORE - Low-wage healthcare workers have seen their salaries increase by 10 per cent in the past year under NTUC's progressive wage model, it was announced on Monday.

Some 2,500 support staff at public hospitals and polyclinics under Alexandra Health, Eastern Health Alliance, Jurong Health Services, National Healthcare Group, National University Hospital and SingHealth Services, who were earning less than $2,000 a month, benefitted under the model.

This was announced by Member of Parliament Patrick Tay, who leads the NTUC Healthcare Cluster, at a National Day Observance Ceremony held at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

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