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Progressive wage model launched for Singapore's landscape industry

SOME 3,000 resident landscape maintenance workers will soon benefit from higher wages, improvements in skills training and a clearer career progression pathway, with the launch of the progressive wage model (PWM) for the landscape industry on Friday.

The PWM stipulates a basic minimum wage of S$1,300 for entry-level landscape workers. Since 2009, the median basic wage for them has remained at around S$1,000.

From June 2016, the PWM will become a requirement for companies in the Landscape Company Register administered by the National Parks Board.

The launch of the PWM for the landscape sector is part of efforts to attract and retain manpower. Service providers and service buyers in the industry are also recommended to move towards performance-based contracts instead of price-based ones.

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