11 Apr '12, 4am

If the WIS is as effective as the PAP makes it out to be, why are lowest of our low-income workers seeing their...

If the WIS is as effective as the PAP makes it out to be, why are lowest of our low-income workers seeing their...

Nanyang Technological University economist Professor Lim Chong Yah is the latest to add his voice to the growing concern of income inequality in Singapore. More importantly, his calls for the raising of the income levels of low-income workers is another signal to the Government that the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) Scheme is not working. PAP MPs have been defending the WIS aganst the idea of minimum wage. But Mr Lim says that the income of poorer workers need to be raised by 15 to 20 percent over the course of three years. This is effectively calling for the introduction of minimum wage The Singapore Democrats have been making this point since the late 1990s and we campaigned on introducing minimum wage as early as the 2001 general elections. Back then, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said that the SDP's proposals would bankrupt the system. The PAP stubbornly refused to legislate mini...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5213-lim-chon...

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