Filipino on S-Pass: We are humans who have families to support

Singapore Business Review (SBR) published an article last Mon (‘Singapore’s foreign workers left in limbo amidst tighter manpower rules‘, 4 Mar) highlighting that foreigners working in Singapore are “left in limbo” after the recent announcement by the Singapore government to cut work pass quota. During the recent budget debate, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a cut in the foreign …

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Sub-contractor Stargood Construction owes Shimizu Corp S$540,000, says main contractor

Following the protest held by approximately 30 foreign workers at the old Central Provident Fund tower construction site on Mon (4 Mar) over their unpaid salaries allegedly amounting to S$300,000, main contractor Shimizu Corporation has revealed that its sub-contractor Stargood Construction currently owes the main construction firm around S$540,000. TODAY Online reported on Fri (8 Mar) that contrary to the …

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Ms Teo: Govt, unions and employers all agree retirement, re-employment ages of elderly should be raised

In Parliament today (5 Mar), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Parliament that the Government, unions and employers have all agreed to raise the retirement age beyond 62 and re-employment age beyond 67 (‘Parliament: Govt, unions and employers agree retirement, re-employment ages should be raised‘). Ms Teo was referring to the Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers set up last year to …

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Singapore’s gender wage gap widened in 2018

by ValueChampion Singapore has one of the world’s strongest economies and richest populations. However, it’s gender wage gap grew in 2018. We explored potential causes of the gap and this recent trend. Singapore’s economy is a world leader in many respects. However, one aspect for improvement is gender wage equality, which actually widened in 2018. In this study, we used data …

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