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Added on:  4/24/2012 4:45:35 AM

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Higher Pay for Singapore SBS drivers

More than 5,300 bus drivers can look forward to receiving higher salaries from next month, SBS Transit has announced.

Riya Replied on 12/16/2015 at 5:34 AM

With effect from the beginning of this year, Singaporeans who join SBS Transit as Bus Captains will earn about 15% more every month.On top of the new monthly basic salary of $1,375, Singaporean Bus Captains will continue to get allowances which means that new Singaporean Bus Captains can earn over $1,900 every month in their first year of employment.SBS Transit Executive Director, Mr Gan Juay Kiat, said: “Over the years, we’ve seen fewer and fewer Singaporeans join us as Bus Captains. We hope to raise the attractive factor of this profession by revising the starting pay for Singaporeans upwards. This is one more additional approach taken includingstepping up our training programmes for Bus Captains to develop and strengthen their skills.”Singaporean Bus Captains whose basic salary is currently less than $1,375 can opt for the new pay structure or stay on their existing scheme which has a higher variable component.The company will also be extending a one-off ex-gratia payment to all Bus Captains who are not affected by the pay adjustment exercise. The ex-gratia payment of between $50 and $200 will be paid out this month depending on the number of years of service.

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