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Reports of real wage increase that were based on opinion, not fact

by Gangasudhan This past week, reports have been splashed by the Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia lauding how real wage increase for 2018 will be 2.7%. One might be swayed into thinking that this is some official projection that might translate into an extra $100 or so per month for the average worker next year. However, this figure is presented …

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MOM: No loophole in Employment Agency framework

Minister of Manpower (MOM) states that there is no loophole in its Employment Agency (EA) framework and the allegations stated in the story posted by The Online Citizen (TOC) on 29 September are untrue. Following a tipoff from a whistleblower, TOC reported that two employment agencies at People’s Park Centre were operated by a couple, with one of the EAs being awarded with 12 …

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