FAQ’s

What is PWM?

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is a productivity-based wage progression pathway that aims to increase the salaries of workers through skills upgrading and productivity improvements. It applies to workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors.

Wages in these sectors had stagnated because of widespread cheap sourcing and a limited scope for collective bargaining, as prices are locked in once contracts are signed. In turn, the low wages resulted in high turnover and labour shortages.

The PWM benefits workers by mapping out a clear career pathway for their wages to rise along with training and improvements in productivity and standards.

At the same time, higher productivity improves business profits for employers. Service buyers also enjoy better service standards and quality.


Job Level Monthly Basic Salary Responsibilities
Chief Security Officer  
  • Supervision management
  • Form and lead security watch groups
  • Security and contingency planning for major or large events
Union of Security Employees
At least 2 years as a sernior security supervisor 
+ 3 diploma modules
 
Senior Security Supervisor >_ $1,700
  • In charge of CCTV, central alarm or fire command centre
  • Conduct security audits and risk assessment
  • General supervision
Union of Security Employees
At least 2 years as a security supervisor 
+ 4 advance modules
or
Full advanced certificate
 
Security Supervisor >_ $1,500
  • Incident management and reporting
  • Direct supervision
  • Execute evacuation plans and exercises
Union of Security Employees
At least 2 years as a senior security officer 
+ 1 Advance Licensing Unit
+ 2 advance modules
 
Senior Security Officer >_ $1,300
  • Operate security and safety systems
  • Regulate traffic (Road Traffic Act)
  • Monitor CCTV, central alarm or fire command centre
  • Assist ministries, statutory boards or government departments in law enforcement duties
  • Key press management
Union of Security Employees
At least 1 year as a security officer
+ 2 certificate modules
 
Security Officer >_ $1,100
  • Screening
  • Patrolling and guarding
  • Access and egress control
  • Incident response
  • Acting as a bodyguard or bouncer
Union of Security Employees
2 Basic Licensing Units
 
New Applicant    

With effect from 1 September 2016, My employer did not pay me as I’m hired to do!
(i.e. I’m hired as a Senior Security Officer, but I’m paid $1,100) What should I do?

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is a productivity-based wage progression pathway that aims to increase the salaries of workers through skills upgrading and productivity improvements. It applies to workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors.

Wages in these sectors had stagnated because of widespread cheap sourcing and a limited scope for collective bargaining, as prices are locked in once contracts are signed. In turn, the low wages resulted in high turnover and labour shortages.

The PWM benefits workers by mapping out a clear career pathway for their wages to rise along with training and improvements in productivity and standards.

At the same time, higher productivity improves business profits for employers. Service buyers also enjoy better service standards and quality.

I’m emplaced as a Security Supervisor (SS), but my employer only pays me at Senior Security Officer (SSO).
What should I do?

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) is a productivity-based wage progression pathway that aims to increase the salaries of workers through skills upgrading and productivity improvements. It applies to workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors.

Wages in these sectors had stagnated because of widespread cheap sourcing and a limited scope for collective bargaining, as prices are locked in once contracts are signed. In turn, the low wages resulted in high turnover and labour shortages.

The PWM benefits workers by mapping out a clear career pathway for their wages to rise along with training and improvements in productivity and standards.

At the same time, higher productivity improves business profits for employers. Service buyers also enjoy better service standards and quality.

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