Labour

Salary cap to be removed so that all employees covered under Employment Act

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say has announced during Parliament on Monday (5 March) that the Employment Act will be extended to cover all employees, except for public servants, foreign domestic workers and seafarers who are protected under industry-specific legislation. The laws, which provides for basic terms and working conditions, currently covers workers earning S$4,500 or below. The minister stated that the …

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MOM: Comments such as “Stupid!”, “Pig”, “Dog”, considered as verbal abuse only based on circumstances

“Stupid!”, “Pig”, “Dog”: would you tolerate being called such names on a daily basis at your workplace? And wouldn’t such be considered as verbal abuse or harassment? Well, according to the Ministry of Manpower, it depends on circumstances. TOC was informed by social workers that when complaints of verbal abuse are brought up to MOM, they are told such comments …

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LTA expects to create 8,000 jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks

Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expecting to create up to 8,000 new public transport jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks to meet Singapore’s future needs, as well as set aside $25 million over five years for the Land Transport Innovation Fund to spur innovation and collaborative projects with industry partners to further encourage mobility-related research …

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The mystery of “so many” IT job vacancies

I refer to the article “Fewer job openings in 2017, with more for PMETs: Ministry of Manpower” (Straits Times, Feb 8). The article from ST states that though the number of job vacancies declined for the third year in a row last year, but more vacancies are available for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), reflecting the overall shift towards …

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Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar to that in recent years, although with fewer jobs created. But that will likely result in 16,000 …

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Indranee says 5,500 new professional services jobs to be generated every year but how many are going to S’poreans?

by Vincent Low On Wednesday (24 Jan), Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah launched the Professional Service Industry Transformation Map, a roadmap to transform the professional services sector in Singapore. She said that professional services is a key growth sector for Singapore. “Singapore is well-positioned to be a market leader in high-value, specialist services and to capture …

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