Dilemma of a Food Delivery Rider

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses are scrambling to maintain a semblance of business continuity which enabled work-from-home arrangements as part of the new normal. As a result, gig workers like 23-year-old Mohd Rifqy become a crucial lifeline, delivering food and other supplies to people. Rifqy, who recently completed his national service, shared that working […]

Work Hard for More Huat!

While most of us were at home, chilling on the couch watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends during this festive period, Mr. Steven Chua was busy on the roads, ferrying passengers to their gatherings. This father-of-three has supported his family as a taxi driver for 17 years. For him, forgoing family time […]

Security officers are vital partners of the Home Team

Security officers are vital partners of the Home Team

Private security officers can look forward to significantly higher wages in the coming years. This comes after proposals put forth by a tripartite committee on the security wage ladder were accepted by the Government on Friday (Nov 12). With this update, the basic monthly wage for security officers who are the lowest-ranked on the ladder […]

Helping Singaporeans facing retrenchment during Covid

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When Covid-19 first hit, most of us probably never saw it coming, nor expected it to be a long drawn battle. It was commonly compared to SARS, and some of us thought the worst would be over in 8 months. Many faced retrenchments and financial difficulties during the pandemic. Nevertheless, out of this situation, we […]

Netizens react to Singapore’s vaccination measures in the workplace

Singapore’s vaccination drive has been really successful thus far, about 96% of our workforce is vaccinated. Over the weekend, it was announced that vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to their workplaces from 2022. Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to return to their workplaces unless they take regular PET tests and test negative […]

Unemployment Insurance in Singapore: Yay or Nay?

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The topic of having an unemployment insurance in Singapore is not new. In fact, Labour MP Patrick Tay has broached the subject in Parliament and called for unemployment support for PMEs who are retrenched and transiting into their new jobs since 2016. NTUC and SNEF recently put forth the recommendation to introduce a national unemployment […]

Ageism in the workplace: Does it exist?

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Recently, I watched a movie, The Intern, on Netflix. Prior to watching the film, I did not know that the intern in this movie was a 70-year-old-man. I clicked on the movie simply because I saw that Anne Hathaway was in the cast. She’s great, isn’t she? I was slightly surprised. But still interested at […]