Subject: Committee set up to look into CPF, related benefits for low- Mon 18 Jun - 2:56
Committee set up to look into CPF, related benefits for low-wage workers
SINGAPORE : The Manpower Ministry has formed a tripartite committee to look into CPF and related benefits for low-wage workers.
It is chaired by Minister of State for Education and Manpower Mr Gan Kim Yong, and for a start, will convene for a period of one year.
Other members include employer and union representatives such as Singapore Business Federation Chairman and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), President Stephen Lee and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) President John De Payva.
The "Tripartite Committee on CPF and Work Related Benefits for Low-wage Workers" (TriCom) will identify the key sectors where a large number of informal workers or self-employed persons are not making CPF contributions.
It will also look at impediments to regular CPF contributions and other employment problems faced by low-wage workers.
The committee will then introduce measures to incentivise contributions to CPF and Medisave by employers and workers, as well as strengthen the protection of employment benefits for low-wage workers.
It will work with multi-agency initiatives and leverage on existing networks, such as those of NTUC, SNEF, the People's Association and trade & industry associations to encourage low-wage workers to make regular CPF contributions, as well as seek redress in areas where they are deprived of other work-related benefits. - CNA /ls
Committee set up to look into CPF, related benefits for low-