Baby’s death “could have been avoided” if domestic helper’s welfare was “taken care of”: Jolovan Wham

The tragic death of one-year-old Richelle Teo Yan Jia two years ago could have been prevented had her parents cared for the welfare of their domestic helper, said labour rights activist Jolovan Wham. Mr Wham highlighted in his Facebook post on Thursday (22 Nov) that the domestic helper, identified as Maryani Usman Utar, was subjected to "18-hour" working days "throughout …

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Josephine Teo: My progressive wage model is superior to minimum wage scheme

At a recent IPS conference, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo talked about the superiority of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) conceived by her government in uplifting the low wage workers in Singapore. "The recent debate on wage inequality points to a deeper sense of social fairness that wants to see everyone progress together. More than handouts, we want a 'hand-up'," she …

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Implementation of minimum wage in Singapore impractical for employers, may encourage unemployment: Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo

The prospect of implementing a uniform minimum wage in Singapore remains impractical, as doing so would corner employers into paying their workers a higher salary than the market rate, producing the effect of a "tax" on employment, said Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo on Friday (26 Oct). Speaking at a panel discussion at the Institute of Policy Studies' 30th Anniversary conference …

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Twenty-seven ways to get a job before graduation

by BankBazaar.sg “What next?” The question on every student’s mind as the course nears completion and the commencement/graduation ceremony draws closer. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could cut out that uncertainty and land yourself a job even before you have graduated? If your university offers campus placements, you are one step closer to that goal. But there are other …

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Nescafé gave bus captains a bright start on International Coffee Day

As part of International Coffee Day as well as celebrating the brand’s 80th Anniversary, NESCAFÉ decided to create a brighter morning just for the Bus Captains at SBS by treating them to a cup of NESCAFÉ and giving them the appreciation they deserve. The team also followed these Bus Captains on an exclusive behind the scenes journey to find out what the Bus …

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DHL Express recognised as Asia Pacific Best Employer in 2018 by Aon Hewitt

DHL Express has been named Asia Pacific Best Employer 2018 by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc. This is the fifth time DHL Express has won this award in the region, since 2013. This accolade is conferred to companies which have won Aon Hewitt awards in at least three countries across the region, …

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