Monthly Archives: April 2014

May day message: fortunes of workers and SDP are inseparable
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Labour Day message from Singapore Democratic Party Even as we celebrate May Day, we must remember that Singapore’s workers continue to labour under a system that makes life harder for them. Here are some indicators: Singaporeans work the most number of hours compared Read More

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Value the contributions of mature workers: Workers’ Party
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Labour Day message from Workers’ Party LABOUR Day is the day we honour the hardworking men and women who provide for our families and power the wheels of our economy. Singapore has one of the most competitive and skilled workforces in the world. Read More

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Lawyer M Ravi issues apology to Attorney-General
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Lawyer M Ravi has issue an apology to the Attorney-General, in response to a complain letter that the AG has sent to the Law Society indicating that he has prematurely released court documents relating to cases he was handling to local and international Read More

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WP’s potential candidates on the ground
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 6

Although the next general election could be still some ways away, the news is abuzz with speculations of new candidates for the main parties – specifically the People’s Action Party (PAP), and the Workers’ Party (WP). Since 11 April this year, the mainstream Read More

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Newsbites – PM Lee upgrades Cabinet
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

PM Lee upgrades to Cabinet 2.4 Prime Minister has announced changes to his Cabinet to “to address our priorities and challenges, and see Singapore through our next phase of development”. Promotion of two Ministers: Mr Tan Chuan-Jin – promoted to full Minister in Read More

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Foreign graduates can’t get jobs because of “Singaporeans first”?
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By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian It was revealed that foreign graduates in Singapore are waiting up to six months to get a job on average. (“Foreign graduates on S’pore govt bonds finding job hunt tough”, Straits Times, Apr 29) A ministry spokesman Read More

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May Day Message for MOM
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on May 1st, 2014 at 01:59 pmBy Masked Crusader I was hoping to move on from labour issues and blog about other things. I was starting to sound like a broken record even to myself. Then, something happened. Minister Lim Swee Read More

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9 reasons why opposition is not needed in Parliament
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Member of Parliament Hri Kumar last week defended the performance of his colleagues from the PAP in Parliament. He said that while there were some who questioned if it is good to have a House dominated by MPs from one party, “you still Read More

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Newsbites – more for fair employment, but more owe workers CPF money
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 0

Government to continue with economic restructuring through skills training, innovation Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin indicated that the government will continue in its efforts to restructure the Singapore economy to achieve its vision of having “better workers, better jobs”. In his May day message, Read More

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Small Claims Employment Tribunal receives mix reactions
By Yasmeen Published on by Yasmeen 0

By Yasmeen Banu Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced last week that they would be introducing a Small Claims Employment Tribunal, to benefit all workers so they’d be able to resolve employment dispute in a better way with their employers. This tribunal will include Read More

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