Labour

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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NTUC express concerns over trend of firms disguising retrenchments

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) expressed its concern over ‘disguised retrenchments’, a trend to  disguise the intent of job termination by the company to circumvent existing labour laws. Mr Patrick Tay, NTUC assistant secretary-general, who is also a Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC, said last week that he was unhappy about such disguised layoffs because firms get …

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Cases of abused of and abusing by foreign domestic worker in Singapore

Nominated Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Kok Heng Leun had earlier asked the Minister for Manpower at Parliament about statistics on abused foreign domestic workers and those who abuse people whom they take care of, in Singapore for each year from 2014 to 2015. He asked the following questions: What is the number of foreign domestic helpers who have been abused …

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Standardised centralised training for new bus captains

Singapore Bus Academy (SBA), which was officially opened on Monday (17 October), will conduct a standardised centralised training to complement the existing training efforts of individual operators to ensure a consistent service delivery standard across the bus industry workforce. Starting from 31 October 2016, the first batch of about 30 trainees will take the Enhanced Vocational Licence Training Programme, which …

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MOM questioned online on how it manages the inflow of foreign manpower

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently posted a video of Mr Lim Swee Say’s most recent Parliamentary speech titled “How are we managing the inflow of foreign manpower?” and many Singaporeans have viewed the video through its sponsored social media campaign on Facebook. Mr Lim commented during his parliamentary speech that the policy on the foreign manpower must be well …

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Singapore’s workforce ranks the unhappiest amongst her Asian counterparts

Where job happiness indices are concerned, Singapore ranks last when compared with her six neighbours, a survey by JobStreet.com has found. The Philippines comes in first place, with Indonesia in second and Thailand in third. Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore take the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh places respectively. Office location, good colleagues, and company reputation are important drivers …

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