Labour

No clear figures given by Minister Josephine Teo on success rate of Jobs bank and MyCareersFuture
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

More than 20,000 employers placed job postings on the Jobs Bank, of which a small minority were to fulfil the Fair Consideration Framework advertising requirements, said Minister of Manpower Mrs Josephine Teo. This was revealed by the Minister, in response to Parliamentary questions Read More

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Almost half of CPF members in 2016 cohort can’t meet Minimum Sum – can only withdraw up to $5,000
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Hidden among the many written replies to Parliamentary questions posed last week (10 Jul) was one answered by new Manpower Minister Josephine Teo. In her written reply she started out saying that some 42% of CPF members decide not to withdraw their CPF Read More

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Employment agency fined S$5,000 for bringing 13-yr-old Myanmar girl to work as domestic worker
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The court has decided on Thursday (12 July) to give the sole proprietor of an employment agency, who brought in a 13-year-old girl from Myanmar to work as a domestic worker in Singapore, the maximum fine of S$5,000. Khor Siew Tiang, 35, the Read More

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One million free meals served a bittersweet moment for TWC2
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

1,000,000 – that is the number of free meals served by local charity Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) since the inception of its free meals programme in 2008. Affectionately known as The Cuff Road Project (TCRP), the meal programme began when a group Read More

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MOM needs to regulate how blue collar workers are treated.
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

The sad reality of capitalism is that there will always exploitation by profit driven businesses who do not see their employees as human beings. They are resources for the maximisation of profits. In this case of a construction worker whose salary was drastically Read More

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Lim Guan Eng wants to get Malaysian talents working in S’pore to return home
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng wants to make the country attractive again to get Malaysian talents that are overseas, especially those from Singapore, to return home. In a recent interview with the Straits Times, Lim said that Singapore has a knack of Read More

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Issues regarding Work Permit holders’ salary reduction by employers will be tabled in next Parliamentary sitting, says PAP MP
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

In response to a letter that was allegedly addressed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to a Work Permit (WP) holder regarding the worker’s salary reduction by his employer, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Louis Ng has announced to the Read More

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Government now tacitly acknowledges that foreigners do not help create jobs for Singaporeans
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Two weeks ago (21 Jun), Singaporean Tan Soon Hock wrote to ST Forum asking what more must the government do to help the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans secure jobs in their own home country. Ministry of Manpower official, Terence Ho who is the Read More

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Action will be taken against employers who misclassify employees as executives to avoid paying overtime, MOM declares
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has made a declaration against employers who misclassify employees as executives or managers in order to avoid paying them for overtime work. In a statement made by Then Yee Thoong, Divisional Director of the Labour Relations and Workplaces Read More

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Monopsony – Predatory power to undercut wages
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Irene Choo It is often argued that influx of migrant increases domestic labour supply, depresses wages and curtails employment opportunities for native workers. Conversely, reducing the inflows of migrant would effectively reduce labour supply and stimulate wage growth. Unfortunately, labour market doesn’t Read More

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