$1 Million Workcare Grant to provide rest areas for lower-wage workers

Workcare Grant

Do you think that rest-areas are a given at all workplaces? Well, you would be wrong to assume that! Because not all workplaces have dedicated rest areas for their employees. Hence, for this reason, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently set up a $1 million Workcare Grant for building owners, service buyers, and providers […]

Is it true that the Singapore Dollar will be replaced soon?

netizens singapore dollars headline

We have been alerted to this sponsored post on Facebook posted by a Facebook community called Tea time talks, which headline read: “SGD will be replaced soon says Chinese authorities during press release”. Unsurprisingly, the shocking headline quickly got netizens very triggered, who did not hesitate to leave their two cents worth under the said […]

Debunking “folky wisdom”: Blood, sweat & tears of a UWPI union leader

Debunking “folky wisdom”: Blood, sweat & tears of a UWPI union leader

Late 2020 saw a flurry of exchanges among the Members of Parliament (MPs) over a debate on minimum wage. Workers’ Party MP Dr Jamus Lim insinuated that union leaders relied on “folksy wisdom” and argued that such “folksy wisdom” should not be relied on as the basis for policymaking. His statement elicited some vigorous reactions […]

The $31.5 million commitment by NTUC is not just a number. Here’s why

NTUC Care Fund $31.5 million

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges thrown our way, the NTUC-U Care Fund which was established in 2009 had committed $31.5 million to help lower-income union members as well as those whose incomes have been significantly reduced. More than 33,000 NTUC union […]