Government Accepts Recommendations to Enhance the Progressive Wage Model for Cleaning Sector
The Government has considered and accepted the recommendations contained in the report of the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) dated December 2016 on the enhancements to the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the cleaning sector, which was released today. The PWM enhancements will benefit over 40,000 resident cleaners who are employed by more than 1,200 cleaning businesses.
The Government notes that the TCC’s recommendations are an important enhancement over the original recommendations published in 2012. The recommended PWM wage schedules (Annex C in the TCC report dated December 2016) comprising annual adjustments to the PWM basic wage over the next 6 years and the inclusion of an annual bonus for cleaners from 2020 onwards will improve the overall remuneration package for cleaners and ensure they experience sustained wage growth. Setting out in advance the PWM adjustments over the next 6 years will also provide cleaning businesses and service buyers greater certainty when planning for future cleaning contracts.
The Government also supports the TCC’s recommendation to encourage employers to pay increments to better performing, more experienced and productive workers, above the PWM wage levels, and subject to min-max ratios as recommended by the TCC.
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