Appeals against dismissal of SMRT staff are still pending

National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU) said that the appeals against the dismissal of two SMRT staffs are still pending. Mr Rahmat Mohd, 49, the train driver involved in the fatal accident on 22 March, which claimed lives of two SMRT trainees, Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, and Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, near Pasir Ris MRT station, had been assigned to a non-driving job …

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Employers to notify MOM of retrenchments starting from 1 January 2017

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced a new requirement on mandatory retrenchment notifications which will take effect from 1 January 2017. The tripartite partners have issued an advisory to guide employers on complying with this requirement MOM stated that employers will need to notify the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of retrenchments within 5 working days after they provide notice of retrenchment …

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Local migrant NGO, HOME helped seven foreign workers prove their kickbacks case to MOM

Local NGO, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) successfully helped seven foreign workers to file their complaints against their employer, Ng Boon Cheng, who forced them to pay for the kickbacks On Wednesday, Ng, the managing director of Lian Lee Wooden Case Maker was fined $60,000 for 20 counts of collecting kickbacks amounting to $105,235 from 20 of his foreign workers, …

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How do you survive a major pay cut in Singapore?

By SingSaver.com.sg If your salary takes a hit in 2016, follow these steps to survive a drastic pay cut in Singapore. First published on 30 March 2016. Updated on 10 November 2016. Everyone wants to get a raise, and there are some indicators that pay raises will happen in 2016. But with layoffs on the rise, some experienced and highly trained …

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Survey: Singaporeans could expect to see 2.9% ‘real’ wage increases next year

According to the latest Salary Trends survey by ECA International, in 2017 employees based in Singapore can expect to receive salary increases 2.9 percent, above inflation on average. Despite offering 4 percent nominal salary increases in both 2016 and 2017, rising inflation has meant that staff in Singapore will see a decline in real wage increases next year, the poll …

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Unemployed PMETs: The political art of selective quantification & info-sharing

By Law Kim Hwee, 2econdsight.wordpress.com No one can fail but be greatly impressed when a minister is in a position to tell the whole world the quantifiable numbers of jobs that his government is creating. Or already created. A newly-minted 4G acting minister, in ‘acting’ his part, tells us “where available jobs are or will be created in coming years: 30,000 IT …

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