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Many elderly work out of need, not out of choice
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The National Survey of Senior Citizens showed that senior citizens did not consider retirement an option, contrary to the myth that the elderly work to keep fit or stay active. The survey found out in 2011, more than 50 percent of elderly people Read More

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NTUC presents highest May Day award to DPM Tharman
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

This year’s highest May Day award has been bestowed on Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic & Social Polices Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The awards were presented to DPM Tharman at a ceremony held on 13 May 2017 at the Orchid Country Read More

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Why is a local PMET IT job posted in JobStreet’s Indonesia webportal?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

A friend who has been unemployed for more than a year, after being laid off by a multi-national company (MNC) in Singapore, despite sending more than a hundred applications alerted me to the following job posting (she is applying for – more than Read More

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Increased personal accident insurance for FDWs set to increase but still not adequate
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Starting on 1 Oct 2017, employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore will have to provide increased insurance coverage for their maids. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Sunday (7 May) during a May Day celebration organised by the government labour Read More

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Up to 8,000 new jobs and improved salaries in aviation industry
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng said that up to 8,000 new jobs will be created or redesigned to enhance productivity by about 40 percent over the next eight years. Speaking at the 2017 Aviation Community Reception hosted Read More

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Domestic worker runs away from employer after subjected to slave like treatment at flat in Sengkang West
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Activist and social worker, Jolovan Wham posted on his Facebook on Friday evening about the troubling case of how a domestic worker is being forced to work close to 20 hrs a day and the difficulties of her seeking help. Recalling the case Read More

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How many PMETs from India came since 2005 under CECA and how many Singaporeans over to India?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Review of India-S’pore economic pact not on hold I refer to the article “Review of India-S’pore economic pact not on hold: Delhi” (Straits Times, Apr 6). It states that “India’s Commerce Ministry says it is in discussion with Singapore on providing visas for Read More

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Workers who complained against employers can refile under new scheme?
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

2 new offices to help workers resolve disputes I refer to the article “Two new offices to help workers resolve disputes” (Straits Times, Apr 1). It states that “More workers can receive help in resolving employment-related disputes like owed wages from today, as Read More

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Asian female senior execs in multinational firms confined to regional roles
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

– 90% of Asian female senior leaders aspire to global roles, but only 36% are at least somewhat confident that they will have the opportunity – An astonishing 85% are considering leaving their current companies in the next two years HONG KONG ‒ As the shortage in Read More

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Lim Boon Heng: People should work as long as they can
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The former labour chief Lim Boon Heng said people should work for as long as they can, in tune with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announcement that the re-employment age will be raised from 65 to 67 on 1 July 2017. Mr Lim, Read More

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