Progressive Wage Mark

 

ABOUT PROGRESSIVE WAGE MARK

The Progressive Wage (PW) Mark is an accreditation scheme to recognise eligible firms that pay progressive wages to lower-wage workers. It is administered by the Singapore Business Federation on behalf of the Tripartite Partners.

The Tripartite Partners, comprising the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), initiated the PW Mark as part of a national effort to uplift the wages and well-being of lower-wage workers.

The PW Mark accreditation scheme was one of the key recommendations put forward in the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-Wage Workers Report which was published and endorsed by the Government in August 2021.

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There are two levels of accreditation, namely PW Mark and PW Mark Plus. The accreditations are valid for one year and are automatically renewed if firms continue to meet the eligibility criteria. 

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Eligibility criteria for PW Mark

Your firm is eligible for PW Mark if your firm:

1. Hire at least 1 local worker covered by Progressive Wage Model (PWM)

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2. Comply with Progressive Wage requirements across the respective PWMs + Pay all other local workers at least the Local Qualifying Salary (LQS)

(More details on the respective Progressive Wage requirements and prevailing LQS may be referenced via MOM's website)

 

Eligibility criteria for PW Mark Plus

Companies that meet the requirements for the PW Mark and adopt the Tripartite Standard – Advancing Well-Being of Lower-Wage Workers (TS-LWW), will be conferred the PW Mark Plus, which is a higher tier as compared with the PW Mark.

 

The TS-LWW outlines a set of progressive workplace practices to provide better workplace support for lower-wage workers in the areas of training and career development, workplace safety and health, and rest area provision, etc.

 

To find out more about TS-LWW, you may visit Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices’ (TAFEP) website.

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Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on the PW mark application on the GoBusiness Portal.

 

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Alternatively, you may also download an offline copy of the PW Mark Application Guide here as well.

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Progressive Wage Credit Scheme (PWCS)From 2022 to 2026, the Government is co-funding eligible wage increases given to lower-wage workers through the Progressive Wage Credit Scheme. Employers are encouraged to use this period of support to accelerate firm-level productivity improvements. For more information, you may refer to IRAS' website.
Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS)

If you are an employer, you can tap on the Workfare Skills Support scheme to offset a significant portion of the training costs for your Singaporean employees.

WSS encourages lower-wage workers to undertake training that leads to more impactful employment outcomes. The training grant covers 95% Absentee Payroll.
Productivity Solutions Grant for Job Redesign (PSG-JR)Eligible enterprises will receive up to 70% funding for consultancy services, capped at $30,000 per enterprise. Funding is on a reimbursement basis upon completion of the PSG-JR project. You will have up to one year to complete the project.

On top of the above funding support, you can also tap on the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) to defray out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses. Eligible enterprises will receive a one-off $10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of OOP expenses. To find out more, please visit WSG's website.
Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs)

Companies can tap on CCPs to reskill mid-career new hires or workers with up to 90% salary and course fee support. 

WSG offers close to 100 CCPs across around 30 sectors to support companies in reskilling mid-career individuals to take on new job roles.


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SBF PW Mark Information Sharing Session

Launched in January 2023, the Progressive Wage (PW) Mark is an accreditation scheme that recognises eligible firms that pay progressive wages to lower-wage workers.

For new tenders called from 1st March 2023, the Government will require eligible suppliers and subcontractors to be Mark-accredited. Join us at this session to learn more about the PW Mark eligibility criteria, accreditation process to stay eligible for Government contracts, and useful schemes to help prepare for PW Mark accreditation.

Session Outline:

  • Why get the PW Mark / PW Mark Plus and How the accreditation affects Government Procurement conditions.
  • PW Mark / PW Mark Plus eligibility criteria
  • How to apply for the PW Mark / PW Mark Plus
  • How to complete the Occupational Employment Dataset (OED) correctly
  • Useful schemes to help prepare for the PW Mark / PW Mark Plus

Website update - PW Events (800 × 450 px)

PW Mark-accredited firms can gain access to a range of digital collaterals that can be displayed at their offices and public-facing touchpoints to allow consumers and corporate buyers to easily identify and support such firms.

Date: 28 February 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 2.30pm to 5pm (Registration starts at 2pm)

Venue: Seminar Room at SBF Center (160 Robinson Road, #06-01, Singapore 068914)

Audience: Employers, HR, and Management Staff

Fee: Complimentary.

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For Progressive Wage Mark accredited firms, please click here to download your welcome kit. 

For Progressive Wage Mark Plus accredited firms, please click here to download your welcome kit. 

 

Firms may refer to the password stated in the GoBusiness email to facilitate the download of welcome kit.

For ideas on how you can showcase your PW Mark accreditation, please click here.

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Firms accredited with the Progressive Wage Mark/Progressive Wage Mark Plus have demonstrated commitment, advocating the national efforts to strengthen social compact and uplift the lower-wage worker.

Click here to view the list of accredited firms!

Alternatively, you can look up the firm's PW Mark accreditation status using its UEN number on GoBusiness PW Mark verifier.

Enquiries on PW Mark and PW Mark Plus

For more information, please refer to the FAQs here.

For accreditation enquiries, please email us at [email protected] .

Not sure how to get started? Sign up for a complimentary 1-to-1 PW Mark Virtual Clinic session via https://bit.ly/pwmarkclinic .