What Is It
Unveiled in June 2012, the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) was spearheaded by the Labour Movement to enable workers to achieve sustainable wage increases through better skills and higher productivity. The PWM is based on the key objectives of helping Singaporean workers climb the four ladders of skills upgrading, productivity improvement, career advancement and wage progression. In addition, it aims to help companies make better use of and retain manpower, as well as enhance the Singaporean Core.
NTUC’s union clusters work with their respective tripartite partners to map out a PWM for their related industries. Thus far, the PWM has been implemented in seven NTUC union clusters:
Hospitality and Consumer business (Hotel, Retail and Food Services sectors)
Building and Facility Management (Cleaning, Security and Landscape sectors)
Transport and Logistics
Who Is It For
PWM is for all levels of workers, from low-wage workers, rank-and-file workers to Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).
To further help low-wage workers improve their lot, the PWM has also been included as a licensing requirement in the cleaning and security industries, as well as a mandatory condition for landscape companies who want to be registered under the industry’s government register.