Staff working at NTUC FairPrice can expect wage increment starting next month because got Progressive Work Model!

Staff working at NTUC FairPrice can expect wage increment starting next month because got Progressive Work Model!

On 28 August, NTUC FairPrice said in a press release that they will be implementing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) across all its businesses starting from 1 September onwards!

What this implementation means is hor, all the employees, both full-timers and part-timers, across FairPrice Group’s businesses, which include FairPrice supermarkets as well as the Foodfare and Kopitiam foodcourts – Hambalang, ALL OF THEM, can look forward to higher wages! Steady lah!

In case you don’t know what this PWM is about hor, it is a structured wage progression set out by the NTUC in 2012, to enable workers to achieve sustainable wage increases as they acquire better skills and higher productivity.

This PWM was first implemented in the cleaning, security and landscape sector then later expanded to include workers who are in the lift and escalator and recently to the retail sector.

With this retail PWM, workers in the retail sector can look forward to 8.4 per cent to 8.5 per cent annual increments, starting from September 1 this year to Aug 31 2025!

Retail workers, you can look forward to wage increases, starting from next month!


Actually hor, the PWM for the food services industry will come into effect in March next year one. BUT NTUC is pushing AHEAD for its workers and they are implementing this PWM for the workers under the FairPrice Group. Not just for workers in the retail side, but also for ther workers are in the food services and supply chain sectors.

So hero

Tia gong this move is expected to benefit more than 10,000 non-executive staff!

In a Facebook post, NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng said:

“Despite cost pressures, FPG is committed to implement this right from 1 September 2022, ahead of the six-month implementation ‘run-in’ period for retail employers under Retail PWM 💪🏻

I hope this move will inspire other companies to consider ways to support our lower wage workers.”

Now we hope that Sheng Siong, Giant, Cold Storage and other supermarket retailers will also follow NTUC FairPrice’s footsteps to fasterly implement the PWM to benefit and support their workers!

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