SMRT’s Pay-More-No-Choice-But-to-Work-More Scheme

On 18 May 2012, the SMRT announced a 35% pay rise for new Singaporean bus drivers, bringing their monthly basic pay to $1600. This move was applauded by Ong Ye Kung, the National Transport Workers’ Union executive secretary.

What both the SMRT and Ong Ye Kung neglected to mention, however, was that the pay rise comes with… one extra day’s work. Continue reading