The past three years spent in the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to our attention just how essential Singapore’s frontline workers are. From the cleaners who sanitise our daily work environment to the retail and food services workers who keep our stores and restaurants running, these occupations were critical roles in the frontline that enabled us to tide through the pandemic.
A whole-of-society movement is needed to uplift lower-wage workers in these sectors and strengthen our social compact. As Singapore makes bigger strides to close the income gap, businesses can support the movement by caring for their own employees and providing them with ways to seek career progression and fair wages....
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