Cleaners working at a statutory board got the short end of the stick when their former company lost the contract this year.
It had, in its tender, factored in a one month bonus for them, on top of their current salaries.
The cleaners ended up working for a new company.
They had their salaries reduced to $1,000, and lost all their employment benefits.
Labour MP Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC) cited this case in Parliament yesterday to illustrate the need for “a longer-term solution” to help low-wage workers.