Lack of progress over gender pay gap is 'unacceptable': Daniel Goh

Lack of progress over gender pay gap is 'unacceptable': Daniel Goh

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-27 22:10

The lack of progress over in closing the nation’s gender income gap is “unacceptable”, said Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Daniel Goh in Parliament on Tuesday (27 February).

This pay gap will affect the future retirement security of female seniors, added Goh, who was speaking on the opening day of the Committee of Supply debates on Budget 2018, The NCMP, who is also a member of the opposition Workers’ Party, pointed to a study that used Ministry of Manpower data to show that the gender pay gap in Singapore has remained the same from 2006 to 2016. 

This means that women generally earn $610 less than men in their median monthly income, he said. This would have a “compounding effect” on the retirement security of women who are already paying a higher premium and getting less payouts from the CPF Life scheme, said Goh.


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