Daily Archives: 2014-06-01

Can New NS Benefits Outweigh the Cost of Time?

By Tiffany Gwee (Click here to review the full list of recommended changes) The Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) has proposed 30 new changes to help enhance soldiers’ experience in the Armed Forces. Some of these changes include more time allocated to train for the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), the introduction of the new SAF Volunteer Corps, and …

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Kindness Day SG Hits The Dance Floor

Just last Friday, celebrations marking the second Kindness Day SG culminated in a concert at the Shanghai Dolly that showcased the talents of local performers to a packed crowd that included Guest of Honour, Member of Parliament, Mr Baey Yam Keng. The concert climaxed a day of celebration that began at West View Primary School this morning with Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee …

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Has NWC outlived its usefulness?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian We refer to the article “National Wages Council recommendation: $60 pay hike for workers earning under $1,000” (Straits Times,  May 31). Yet another recommendation for less than $1,000 workers? The article states that the National Wages Council (NWC) had recommended in its annual wage guidelines issued on Friday that workers earning less than $1,000 …

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