Hmm … Never come and jio Uncle8888 to join Focus group discussion on Minimum Wage or Progressive Workfare.
CW8888: This is obvious! Minimum wage will lead to higher costs. Who is willing to pay more when they can pay less?
Mr Lim had mentioned the idea of a national minimum wage – one of several proposals that had been in the WP’s election manifesto – in a broader speech about more compassionate policy-making.
Though the government has warned that a national minimum wage could mean higher costs and lost jobs, studies show that Singaporeans are prepared to pay more for essential services, and that a minimum wage is likely to have only a minimal impact on unemployment, said Mr Lim.
Current Workfare scheme needs to be raised higher towards to the level of Minimum wage!