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Daily Archives: 2014-05-01

SPP – Labour Day Message 2014

Dear Workers of Singapore, Happy Labour Day! May Day is an auspicious day to celebrate and honour workers’ contributions to the nation. It is also a time to rally Singaporeans particularly the youths to have a stake and future of the nation. For Budget 2014, the government dished out GST vouchers – this is nothing new. We have them almost every year. They …

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SG Conversation in a Cup: Felix Cheong

By Yasmeen Banu It was 4:30 in the afternoon and Toast Box was crowded, and really noisy. He was seated in the middle of the coffee shop, across a mother and her son and I greeted my ex-lecturer, excited to be seeing him again. He suggested we went to another coffee shop a floor above, since that wouldn’t be too …

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Level playing field for workers: Reform Party

Reform Party’s May Day Message 2014 Reform Party notes the NTUC chief and PAP Minister Lim Swee Say’s May Day message to the workers of Singapore. As usual with PAP government messages, it made little or no economic sense. It contained nothing new and was the familiar mixture of simultaneously telling our workers to work harder (the “Cheaper Better Faster” …

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Foreigners make up 50.5% of total workforce in Singapore?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian Singaporeans’ unemployment increase to 3 per cent In the article, “Jobless rate inches up amid tight labour market” (Straits Times, May 1), it is stated that the unemployment rate for Singapore citizens was 3 per cent last quarter, up from 2.8 per cent, while that for residents (Singapore citizens and permanent residents) was 2.9 …

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More rights and work-life balance for workers in Singapore: DPP

Labour Day Message by Democratic Progressive Party  On this year's Labour Day, we at DPP take the opportunity to call for: - Fairness to all workers - Fairness to all peoples - Fairness to all citizens of Singapore In this tight labour market, all workers, peoples and citizens need to be treated fairly at work, in their social life, and …

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Onus not just on employees, but also employers

By Howard Lee May Day, or International Workers' Day, is a celebration of the working class and is usually taken the world over as a public holiday. But you might be forgiven if you do not find it a day conducive for rest. Leading up to today, our Ministers have been rolling out messages, giving an update of sorts about …

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Newsbites – about protests, and May Day

Police to Gilbert Goh: No defacing PM Lee's poster The police has warned social activist Gilbert Goh regarding his Facebook post, which allegedly called on the public to deface a poster of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a planned Labour Day protest at Hong Lim Park today. The following was published on the Singapore Police Force Facebook page: Police have contacted Mr …

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