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Employers, particularly SMEs, hope for greater flexibility in changes made to Employment Act: Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Saktiandi Supaat

While the proposed changes in the Amendment Bill of the Employment Act will bring tangible benefits to employees, employers' concerns surrounding costs and work arrangements need to be taken into account in the process of accommodating employees, said Bishan-Toa Payoh Member of Parliament Saktiandi Supaat. Speaking in response to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo's Second Reading of the Amendment Bill of …

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Amendments to the Employment Act to cover all PMEs regardless of salary level, broader definition of dismissal

The extension of core provisions of the Employment Act (EA) to cover all employees is one of the most significant changes proposed in the process of amending the Act, among which include the applicability of statutory annual leave to all employees and a broadened definition of "dismissal". Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced in her second reading of the Amendment Bill …

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MPs to pay $250 a year for permit to park at Parliament House

All Members of Parliament (MPs), including Non-Constituency and Nominated MPs will have to pay $250 a year for a permit to park at Parliament House for official business. This was announced by the Parliament on Friday to media on Friday (Nov 30). According to media reports, elected MPs can use the permit to park in any Housing Board (HDB) carpark, …

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Police investigating PA employee’s reimbursement claims for Chingay 2017 expenses highlighted in AGO report: Minister Chan Chun Sing

Reimbursement claims for overseas purchases worth more than S$140,000 made by a former employee of the People's Association (PA) are being investigated by the police, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. Speaking in Parliament last Tuesday (20 Nov) in response to Workers' Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) Png Eng Huat's questions regarding the Chingay 2017 procurement, …

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Parliamentary questions for 20 November 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 for the 86th session of the 13th Parliament. *44 oral questions and 7 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be an introduction of Government Bill: *Currency (Amendment) Bill (Prime Minister), And 3 Government Bills will be read for …

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Parliamentary questions for 19 November 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 on Monday, 19 November 2018 for the 85th session of the 13th Parliament. *95 oral questions and 36 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be Ministerial Statement from the Minister for Foreign Affair : * Review of Foreign Policy 2018. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be …

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A lot about ministerial salary formula said by DPM but nothing about how much exactly the ministers got for their salaries

The question of the Ministerial Salary was brought up again in Parliament yesterday by Member of Parliament for Marsiling-YewTee GRC, Alex Yam Ziming and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera. Mr Alex had asked if the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong whether he could list all the components of the salaries of the Ministers and state the amounts, in months of …

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