After we published our article on the topic of essential workers, a reader of Seedly reached out to us to provide some clarity on the issue of migrant workers.
As we thought that what was presented was very informative and would value-add our readers, we decided to share some points which were brought up by him.
To provide some context, the reader’s father is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) construction company operator, and wishes to provide some insights from their point of view.
We wish to share this with our Seedly community, a platform that also always encourages the sharing of opinions and information.
All information is from the point of view of the reader.
Salaries of Migrant Workers
A recent Straits Times article revealed $1200 per month as the median monthly salary for a construction worker.
This is the salary after including overtime (OT) pay.
As with all OT pay, if a worker works more, he will be paid more.