NTUC: Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners Report on PWM
07 Jun, Mon
The new report by Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners was released today. I would like to see the recommendations in the report as the start of a new normal on how we treat our essential service workers. This current crisis has forced many to re-think the value that, as a society, we are placing on essential service workers. If we truly value the work of our essential service workers, then it is time for all stakeholders to be bold and chart a new normal for this industry.
– In gist, general cleaners will see their wages increase from $1312 in 2022 to $2420 by 2028. This translates to a cumulative wage increase of 85% over 6 years or CAGR of 10.7%.
– For higher job roles (supervisor, mechanical driver), their cumulative wage growth is 63% or CAGR of 8.5%.
Enhanced Training Requirements
– All resident cleaners are required to attain one mandatory WSH module and another WSQ module by 31 Dec 2022. This is an increase of 1 extra module across the board.
– The total number of WSQ modules will be further increased to 3 modules for the lower job rungs and 4 modules for higher job rungs, taking effect in 2025.