Labour

ST vs Today: Only one tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?

I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, 13 Jan). It states that “According to the survey, 86.4 per cent of their graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs last year within six months of graduation. This is a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2016’s figure of 90.6, and the lowest since 2005, when …

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Chubb enhances work injury compensation insurance in Singapore

Chubb has announced the enhancement to its Chubb Work GuardTM product — a Work Injury Compensation Insurance for Singapore businesses. The enhanced wording will apply to all risks bound from 1 January 2018, unless separately agreed. At the core of the enhanced policy, is the broader suite of insurance coverages that encompasses Increased Common Law Limit and Increased Medical Expenses provision. These …

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Maid insurance: Is purchasing the waiver of counter indemnity add-on worth the extra cost?

by ValuePenguin When purchasing maid insurance, you’ll notice there is an optional add-on called the “waiver of counter indemnity.” The Ministry of Manpower requires employers of foreign domestic workers to deposit a S$5,000 security bond as a guarantee that employers will not break any laws surrounding the FDW’s employment. The waiver of counter indemnity is an optional add-on feature of maid insurance …

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Jurong Shipyard fined $230,000 for fatal accident in 2011

Jurong Shipyard was fined S$230,000 for an accident involving workers, an Indian national and a Thai national, employees of Shipblast Marine, which had been engaged by Jurong Shipyard to carry out grit blasting work to smoothen the surface of a vessel in a dry dock at 29 Tanjong Kling Road. On 29 October 2011, Ramudu Sivakumar, 25, and Phromprasoet Thanawan, 32, were in …

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Why are transfer domestic workers getting more popular?

by Value Penguin As the need for domestic workers is increasing in Singapore, some households have turned to hiring transfer domestic workers (aka: direct hires). These are foreign domestic workers (FDW) who are already living in Singapore and are looking for new employment. There are a few reasons why people are opting to hire transfer domestic helpers rather than new ones, …

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What happens if you switch domestic workers too frequently?

by Value Penguin When it comes to hiring foreign domestic workers (FDWs), finding the right match for your family can be tough and it may be tempting to try out different domestic workers in hopes of finding the perfect fit. However, frequently changing your foreign domestic worker can lead to negative consequences. Below, we examine what can happen if you frequently …

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To be effective, TAFEP needs a backbone

By Jose Raymond The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices’ (TAFEP) response to media queries in relation to age restrictions in Singapore’s professional football league for the 2018 season makes no sense, and is anything but fair and progressive. In response to the media, a spokesman for TAFEP said “we note the changes were mainly requiring the minimum …

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What to do if your domestic worker runs away

by Value Penguin When your domestic worker suddenly runs away, it is normal to feel a range of emotions from anger to stress. Especially since you are responsible for her whereabouts and safety, and you will end up with significant financial burdens when she suddenly goes missing. However, there are ways you can navigate around this scenario as confusion-free as possible. …

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Main risks facing employers and employees in the foreign domestic worker industry

by Value Penguin Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) make up one of the largest groups of migrant workers in Singapore due to the increasing need for Singaporeans to hire full-time help. Though demand is increasing, employers and workers face a number of significant risks. These risks range from innocent medical accidents to more sinister crimes that can create social polarity, political tension …

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MOM: Growth in local employment is likely to remain positive

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest statement on the labour outlook has commented that the labour market has continued to improve in the third quarter of 2017, with the drop in total employment in this period being lower than that in the two previous quarters, and affected mostly foreign workers. As a result, MOM stressed that the growth in …

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