15% Pay Increase for SBS Bus Drivers
SBS Transit has increased the basic pay of its bus captains by 15 per cent to $1,375 a month to try and attract more Singaporeans to the job.
Together with other allowances, they can earn more than $1,900 every month in their first year of employment.
Currently, SBS has 5,500 bus captains, 38 per cent of whom are Singaporeans.
The lack of interest from Singaporeans towards this job has been a problem in the last few years with the bus operators needing to ramp up recruitment to meet new frequency guidelines by Authorities.