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Commissioner for Labour adopts updated Progressive Wage Model recommendations by the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners

  1. The Commissioner for Labour has considered and fully adopted the updated recommendations in the report issued by the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) . The TCC is a tripartite body appointed by the Minister for Manpower comprising the representatives from employers, the trade unions of employees, the Government, and other stakeholders in the cleaning industry.

    Enforcement on PWM wage schedules for cleaners
  2. From 1 July 2017, the Commissioner for Labour will enforce the relevant Progressive Wage Model (PWM) wage schedules for resident cleaners under all new service contracts that take effect from 1 July 2017, based on the guidance provided by TCC in its report. For all existing service contracts that came into effect before 1 July 2017, cleaning businesses are given until 1 July 2018 to comply with the updated PWM wage schedules.
  3. Cleaning companies that seek to be licensed must ensure that their submitted progressive wage plans for their resident cleaners follow the TCC’s latest PWM. Licensed cleaning businesses are also reminded that they must pay their resident cleaners according to their progressive wage plans, and issue payslips to their resident cleaners which contain the details of the resident cleaners’ basic wage and such other payments received by them.

    For more information
  4. For further details on the enhanced wage schedules, the definitions of each class of cleaners under the PWM, and the PWM itself, please refer to the report issued by the TCC in December 2016. Cleaners with enquiries may call NTUC’s U Care Centre at 1800-255-2828 for more information.