The Straits Hours

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Parliament: more money cure for lower-wage people during Covid-19 situation, claims Zaqy Mohamad

This enlargement can last through to the conclusion of 2020, if it is supposed to be examined furthermore. ST PICTURE: ONG early JIN

SINGAPORE – More employees are certain to get assistance from the brief cure investment through the coronavirus pandemic as plans try longer to half the employees, upwards from 20 % earlier.

Minister of county for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad established the elevated help in Parliament on Tuesday (April 7) when you look at the argument throughout the additional funds.

The investment presently produces help that is financial lower-wage staff whoever businesses are not able to pay for all of them earnings as a result of financial hardships or company troubles.

Mr Zaqy mentioned that since April 1, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has increased this assistance from as much as 30 days’s salary, presently capped at $1,000, to as much as 8 weeks’ wage, capped at $4,600, with regards to the employee’s earnings. Continue reading “The Straits Hours”