Singapore food service workers get 19% pay bump
Under a new progressive wage model, entry-level workers must get paid at least S$1,750
Singapore food service workers will get a pay bump over three years from 1 March under a new wage model
The increase in wages is under the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) developed for the industry by the Tripartite Cluster for Food Services (TCF) Industry, which is chaired by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and co-chaired by the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).
From 1 March 2023, about 12,000 full-time food services workers will see their wages rise to at least the entry-level PWM wage level of S$1,750. This baseline wage will increase from S$1,750 in 2023 to S$2,080 in 2025, an increase of 19% over the three-year period, The Ministry of Manpower said in a press release.
The TCF’s recommendations will cover about 41,000 resident full-time and part-time food services workers, such as kitchen assistants, waiters and cooks.
The pay bump also applies to employers hiring foreign workers.