Daily Archives: 2013-03-16

Cleaners to wait “till kingdom come”?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “New licensing rule to raise standards of cleaning firms” (Straits Times, Mar 13). Licensing of cleaning firms? It states that “general cleaners in offices or food and beverage establishments must earn at least $1,000 a month.” So many schemes to raise cleaners’ pay? The issue of declining pay for cleaners and other …

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How many jobs went to Singaporeans in 2012?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Report findings show local employment rose faster in 2012” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar 15). Locals’ employment increased? According to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Labour Market 2012 report, “Local employment rose by 58,700 or 2.9%, substantially higher than the gains of 37,900 or 1.9% in 2011. Amid the tightening in foreign manpower controls, …

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