SDP calls on Government to raise wages, reduce rental, and suspend GST

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement calling on the Government to implement specific measures in response to the effects of Covid-19 on the nation.

These SDP measures will allow Singaporeans the financial security and confidence to plan ahead and rebuild the economy….

Posted by Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The SDP on Tuesday (March 21) published a statement on its website stipulating specific measures it is urging the current administration to take in response to the Covid-19 situation in Singapore–including to raise wages, reduce rental fees, and to suspend the GST temporarily.

“The SDP calls for the wages to be raised for middle-and lower-income earners across professions and industries,” the SDP said, stressing that the same should be done for foreign workers in order to prevent the discrimination against Singaporeans requiring higher wages.

The party cited the approach of the PAP saying “Singaporeans’ wages have been suppressed for far too long with the PAP resorting to using cheap foreign labour to improve the profit-margins of companies, many of which are GLCs.” The party also pushed for the Government to ensure that Singaporean salaries match the cost of living in

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