The new approach was to create a virtuous cycle where companies that voluntarily pay progressive wages and provide job progression pathways to their lower-wage workers will be recognised with the Progressive Wages Model Mark.
Minimum Wage Plus
Enters Jamus Jerome Lim
Progress has been made as union leaders and employers work hard together to come to an agreement on a sustainable minimum wage for their sector, a level that companies especially SMEs are able to absorb and to determine the wages for progression up the ladder.
Then came Jamus Lim who made a maiden speech on minimum wage, heard ‘Minimum Wage Plus’ for the first time, went home to declare there was a policy shift in the landscape, pats himself on his back and takes credit for ‘change’.
To borrow SM Tharman’s word, “That’s frankly laughable.”