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Daily Archives: 2011-06-07

Reviving the Minimum Wage Debate (Part 3)

In Part 2 of a series of articles on the minimum wage,  Gordon Lee examines the relationship between minimum wage and costs of production, inflation, productivity and competitiveness. In Part 3 he explores the limitations of the Workfare. “Singapore has something better than a minimum wage and it is called Workfare.” – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong What is Workfare? Workfare has two …

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“I think you need sex”, says employer

Deborah Choo/ Whenever Jasabelle (not her real name) forgot to do her chores, her employer would threaten to rape her. “Sir would say: ‘I think you need sex then you can start remembering the things you need to do.’” Jasabelle told TOC. The 24-year old Filipino foreign domestic worker begun working for her employers – a young couple in their …

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