Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

30,000 workers in F&B sector to benefit from higher wages through e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme

More SMEs partnering e2i to raise productivity and workers’ wages 30,000 workers working in Food and Beverage (F&B) establishments will benefit from higher wages through the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i’s (Employment and Employability Institute) Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP). The $100 million IGP, aims to drive productivity improvements in all sectors, and can offer up to 50% funding for businesses with improvement projects, such as purchasing of new equipment, automating processes, re-designing workflows, and sending staff for training. In return, companies share productivity gains with workers in the form of higher wages. Till date, e2i has worked 400 F&B companies to implement more than 500 productivity projects. The impacted workers will receive an average wage increase of 13%. e2i has also been partnering industry associations and solution providers to ou ...