At least nine complaints have been lodged with the Ministry of Manpower after vaccinators and nurses at Bukit Timah Community Club vaccination centre claimed that they have not been paid their salaries.
These healthcare workers were allegedly owed payments between about S$1,300 and over S$4,500 since June 15.
Mostly students filed claims
In a Facebook post by NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng on Sep. 15, he revealed that the errant employers are sub-contractors of Shenton Parkway, the healthcare provider that is running the vaccination centre.
He added that a total of 15 of the worker came forward to file claims, most of whom were still students.
NTUC, together with the Ministry of Manpower and Parkway Shenton, have stepped forward to resolve the workers' payment issues.
Parkway Shenton to give goodwill payment
Parkway Shenton has agreed to provide the workers with a goodwill payment, which is equivalent to what is owed to them.
The healthcare provider is doing this despite already paying the subcontractor.
According to Ng's post, the affected workers were "visibly grateful" and expressed their gratitude for the help rendered.
In the post, he also said that "young workers have rights too" and urged others who are affected to come forward and approach either of the following organisations if they need assistance on employment-related matters:
- Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management
- Ministry of Manpower
- Young NTUC
You can find the full post here:
Top image from Ben Berkhof and Ng Chee Meng on Facebook.
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