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Help low-wage workers feel like they belong: MP Zainal Sapari

To help low-wage workers feel they belong in an inclusive society, it is important to professionalise as many jobs as possible: MP Zainal Sapari.

SINGAPORE: More work needs to be done to help low-wage workers feel they belong in an inclusive society, said Member of Parliament Zainal Sapari on Monday (May 26) as he spoke during the Parliament debate over President Tony Tan Keng Yam's address on May 16.

Mr Sapari said it is important to professionalise as many jobs as possible to make them more respectable and exciting.

He called for a comprehensive review of all Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses aimed at helping low-wage workers.

This, he said, is to ensure skills being taught continue to stay relevant and effectively applied by workers to improve productivity.

Ideally, he said the workers must be recognised as professionals with the necessary competency to do a better job than an untrained person. 

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