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Daily Archives: 2015-04-28

Outgoing labour chief is just ordinary at best

By Joanna Chia Read this morning about outgoing labour chief Lim Swee Say urging and warning that if workers do not upgrade their skills, Singapore will lose out to other countries and become just a normal country. Truth be told, Swee Say himself is just ordinary at best. He cannot compete on the world stage. The standard is just not there. …

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SDA: Labour unions must be independent from the government

The Labor Day message by Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) calls for independence of labour unions from government influence, citing that the current labour-political partnership between the two is becoming a tool against the people. Lim Bak Chuan Desmond, Chairman of Singapore Democratic Alliance writes, "To ensure that the interest and the welfare of our people, we must sever the ties between …

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Innovative rainforest bond structure unveiled at Indonesia Tropical Landscapes Summit

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - April 28, 2015 - ADM Capital today unveiled details of a suggested $1 billion bond programme to provide much needed finance for forest conservation and development. The Rainforest Impact Bond (RIB) would be the first such finance mechanism to protect forests, offering investors the means to help countries cut deforestation and reduce global carbon emissions. "The RIB mechanism …

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S$378m in CPF arrears recovered from employers

The Central Provident Fund Board has recovered about S$387.2 million in arrears mostly from errant employers, which would benefit more than 288,000 employees. The board said on Tuesday that the sum recovered were mainly from underpayment, non-payment and late payment of CPF contributions by employers, of which S$14 million were due to underpayment or non-payment. Such cases involved 1,995 employers in industries such …

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