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Daily Archives: 2013-09-09

Workers’ rights “chopped away”: former NTUC financial consultants

By Andrew Loh -  The High Court has reserved judgement in the case involving the Singapore Insurance Employees’ Union (SIEU), and 3 of its former members, who were also NTUC Income financial consultants (FCs). The SIEU is an affiliate union under the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC). Supported by some 60 of their colleagues who turned up at the court …

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Shooting the messenger is not the answer

By Philip Ang The recent unprecedented flooding on an expressway and western parts of Singapore has caused millions in losses for motorists and businesses. Understandably, the obvious punching bag is Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) Vivian Balakrishnan. But this is wrong for 2 reasons:  He had inherited the system of poor/no maintenance from his predecessors.  The root …

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Hai Bin Prawning closes due to high rent

By Terry Xu - Following the story of Hai Bin Bishan Prawning being compelled to close due to the high rent imposed by its landlord, Nature Park, , TOC paid a visit to the shop to take a look on its last day of operation. The shop offered free prawn fishing sessions on its last day of operation to thank …

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