24 February, 2018
SINGAPORE — In a bid to retain and attract more manpower, transport operator SMRT announced on Saturday (Feb 24) it will be raising starting salaries and improving staff benefits, as it seeks to recruit 2,500 more employees over the next three to five years.
The starting monthly pay for fresh engineering graduates will increase by 10 per cent to S$3,800, under new terms and conditions that were discussed with the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU), in line with the land transport industry transformation map (ITM) unveiled earlier.
Selected staff who reach the retirement age of 62 will also be offered five-year term contracts until age 67, SMRT said in a statement.
Previously, retired workers with good performance and physically fit and healthy for their roles were re-employed on yearly contracts up to age 67.