Labour

407,400 Singaporeans/PRs earn less than $1,200 after CPF deduction?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “A year of disruption: From jobs to gigs” (Straits Times, Dec 27). It states that “Disruptive trends hit the labour market hard this year, which saw the rise of what some have called the “gig economy” – where conventional, stable jobs are replaced by freelance, “on-demand” gigs. Gigs used to be done …

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50 construction workers owed their 2 months salaries by Audi construction

50 construction workers have reported their employer, Audi construction which is a subcontractor specialising in building structures, for owing them at least two months of salary to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The ministry stated in a press release on Tuesday that it is looking into the pay claims and investigating the company for possible offences under the Employment Act. Audi …

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13,730 workers laid off in first nine months of 2016

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced that in the third quarter of 2016 the resident long-term unemployment rate rose from a year ago, with the increase broad-based across age and qualifications In the first nine months of 2016, 13,730 workers were laid off, higher than the same period in 2015 (10,220) and the highest since 2009 (21,210) during the financial crisis. …

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MOM: Tripartite Partners to step up help for workers affected by economic situation

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that a contraction in total employment, increased redundancy levels, and decreases in job vacancies to unemployed ratio have reflected the current subdued global economic conditions and ongoing economic restructuring. The MOM stated in its press release today (13 Dec) that the tripartite partners: the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), …

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MOM accepts recommendations of Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Monday that the Government has considered and accepted the recommendations contained in the report of the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) dated December 2016 on the enhancements to the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the cleaning sector. The TCC comprises representatives from the Government, unions, cleaning service providers and buyers. The TCC recommended an increase …

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Foreign Chinese worker found dead at worksite after falling from height

A foreign worker fell and died at a construction site this Friday morning (9 December). The accident happened at the work site located at the junction of Sembawang Road and Canberra Road, where the worker fell from an upper part of the construction. Someone reported the accident and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted at 9.48am …

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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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