According to Straits Times, the report by the International Labor Organization put Singapore workers at the top of 13 economies in the group’s Global Wages Report for 2008-09.
A check with Singapore’s Manpower Ministry put working hours in Singapore at 45.9 hours a week for 2008 and for the first quarter of last year. In 2007, it was 46.3 hours.
Under the Employment Act, the limit on working hours is 44 hours a week or eight hours a day. Beyond this, workers are entitled to 1.5 times their hourly rate of pay.
The working hours do not include a tea break or lunchtime. This applies only to workmen earning less than $4,500, or other employees drawing less than $2,000 a month.
How many hours do you work on average per week?