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Daily Archives: 2014-03-19

No pay rise for 1 out of 3 workers

By Leong Sze Hian On March 18, Ministry of Finance released a press release, "Employers to Receive First Tranche of Wage Credit Scheme Payouts by End March 2014". It said that over 74,000 employers will receive about $800 million in the first tranche of Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) payouts by 31 March 2014. SMEs will receive around three-quarters of the …

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Do you live in Misery City?

“We got on with life on the immaculate island, where social housing estates look like spotless toy towns, crime is pretty much non-existent and you can get a delicious bowl of noodles for $3 (£1.50). If we were living in the misery capital of the world it certainly was not affecting our own sense of happiness.” Charlotte Ashton’s Viewpoint article reminds me a bit …

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Integrated Schools with No PSLE?

By Tiffany Gwee In a recent speech by the Workers’ Party earlier this month, Mr. Yee Jenn Jong brought up the topic of integrated schools and urged MOE to “study the feasibility to pilot” schools that let children go straight to Secondary school instead of having to go through the stress of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).  “I am …

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