Labour

Construction worker dies following collapse of crane at Novena worksite

A worker was pronounced dead at the scene by a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedic on Mon morning (4 Nov), following the collapse of a crane at a construction site in Novena. The Straits Times reported SCDF as saying that it received a call for help regarding the incident at approximately 8.50 a.m. SCDF added that another worker at …

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Kaspersky report reveals women are underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises, but only 37% of enterprises have specific initiatives to address this

It has been proven that a diverse workforce brings new talents to an organization as well as improved business performance. Despite that, women constitute 39% of the labor force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general. What’s more, according to the 451 Research “Cybersecurity through the CISO’s eyes. Perspectives on a role” report, commissioned by Kaspersky, 45% of …

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NTUC to set up taskforce to assist pre-retrenchment older workers

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is looking at establishing a taskforce aimed at securing the future of older workers in Singapore, particularly those in the “pre-retrenchment” phase who are in their 40s or 50s, said secretary-general Ng Chee Meng on Wed (16 Oct). Speaking to reporters at the end of the NTUC Delegates’ Conference yesterday, Ng, who is also …

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PAP and NTUC ‘twins’ in S’pore labour system, workers should build upon the system instead of tearing it down: PM Lee

There is no need for workers to dismantle Singapore’s current labour system, as the symbiotic alliance between the People’s Action Party (PAP) government and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has always been founded on a common desire to improve and secure the the well-being and future of workers in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The partnership between …

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S. Korea’s bid to raise retirement age draws criticism, analysts warn against potential repercussions to economy and labour market

The South Korean government’s proposal to raise the official age of retirement from 60 to 65 has received considerable criticism, as experts warn against the possibility of further disruption to the labour market and a widened economic gap in society. Bloomberg reported Mon (14 Oct) that South Korea’s poverty rate among the elderly is the worst out of all of …

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