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Minimum wage law ensures just redistribution of GDP

Nov 21, 2018 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

I disagree with Mr Cheng Shoong Tat that a minimum wage law will not help low-wage workers (Minimum wage law will not help pump attendants, Nov 3).

The purpose of a minimum wage law is to protect workers against unduly low pay.

Most governments determine the quantum after considering social protection, education and healthcare benefits to ensure a just and equitable share of the fruits of progress to provide a decent living wage in the community.

It will prevent excessive in...