It is no surprise that Mr Ng Chee Meng is co-opted into the PAP CEC. Here is why.

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. National Trades Union Congress Secretary-General (NTUC Sec-Gen) Ng Chee Meng is not a Minister of Parliament but is co-opted into the 37th People’s Association Party’s Central Elective Committee (PAP CEC) on Saturday, 26 November 2022. Is this possible? Yes, let me explain why. PAP and NTUC have a Symbiotic […]

Government looking into NTUC’s call for unemployment support

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Manpower Minister Dr Tan See Leng affirmed that the Government has heard National Trades Union Congress (“NTUC”) calls for unemployment support for workers and is currently looking at how it can better support displaced workers. Speaking at Forward Singapore’s Empower Pillar engagement session on 2 November 2022, Dr Tan emphasised that with unemployment support, “the goal is to […]

PME Taskforce call for stronger support for PMEs who become involuntarily unemployed

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It’s been a full year since nine recommendations were made by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)-Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) PME Taskforce (PME TF) to strengthen PMEs’ employment and employability and enable them to compete fairly and more effectively in the labour market. Since the release of the recommendations, NTUC-SNEF has been working closely with the Ministry […]

We all wish we could solve the gender pay gap

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An overview. Getting rid of the gender pay gap is easier said than done. Pay allocation and promotions vary between companies. An example would be. A common practice in multinational companies is to pay all employees in the same position the same salary, regardless of their work experience. Most companies, however, do not assess pay […]

What to do if you are retrenched in a time of Covid-19

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As more and more countries and companies are being impacted by Covid-19 which is proving to be a long term battle, news of retrenchment abounds. On 11 August 2020, it was announced that the Singapore economy contracted by 13.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the April to June quarter, worse than the 12.6 […]

Foreigners bore brunt in RWS’ retrenchment exercise; Singaporean core increased.

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Foreigners bore the brunt of last month’s Resort World Sentosa’s retrenchment exercise. Think for a moment. If we have an all-Singaporean workforce, today, more Singaporeans would be jobless. Foreign workers have always acted as a buffer against local retrenchment in a recession. This was the case during the global financial crisis in 2009. Consequently, unemployment among […]