Singapore seeks to improve lower-wage workers’ well-being
Singapore has launched new tripartite standards on advancing the well-being of lower-wage workers, which includes encouraging employers to provide better workplace support for lower-wage workers, highlighted Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad.
Such standards also focus on areas such as training and career development, the provision of rest areas, and care for workers’ mental well-being, he added.
The government will also be launching a Progressive Wage Mark accreditation, short for PW Mark, in the second half of the year.
Employers who pay at least the relevant sectoral or occupational progressive wages to eligible workers, and the local qualifying salary to all other local workers, will be accredited with the PW Mark.
From March 2023 onwards, all suppliers who are awarded government contracts would also be required to be accredited with the PW Mark, starting first with contracts of a larger value. The government will be launching more details on the accreditation programme in the coming months, said the minister.