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Progressive Wage Model

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is a wage structure that aims to increase the salaries of workers through skills upgrading and productivity improvements. It applies to workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors.

PWM for cleaning sector

From 1 September 2015, cleaning companies must meet the PWM wage and training requirements for cleaners who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

More details about the cleaning licensing regime can be found at the NEA website.

Order by Commissioner for Labour under Section 80H(2) of the Environmental Public Health Act

The Commissioner for Labour has considered and fully adopted the TCC’s recommendations for resident cleaners’ starting basic wages. Refer to the Order by the Commissioner for Labour for more details.

PWM for landscape sector

From 30 June 2016, landscape companies must meet the PWM wage and training requirements for landscape workers who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

For more information, please refer to the FAQ on PWM for landscape sector.

PWM for security sector

From 1 September 2016, security companies must meet the PWM wage and training requirements for security officers who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

For more information, please refer to the FAQ on PWM for security sector.

Last Updated: 5 September 2016