CPF contributions will soon be made mandatory for platform workers. NTUC calls for support during this transition.
TL:DR – Mandatory CPF contribution for platform workers from the part of both platform workers and platform companies are to kick in from the later part of 2024, at the earliest. NTUC will be rendering support during this transition. In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged the lack of basic […]
Every year, large sums from the Singapore annual Budget are set aside to support social spending in order to increase social mobility and help uplift those from low-income households. Lower wage workers have always been a vulnerable group that the Government has paid attention to. In case you missed this year’s National Day Rally speech, […]
More than 5,700 participants across 160 conversations on women. The participants contributed their feedback and suggestions. These will be consolidated into a White Paper and submitted to the government. This year – 2021 – was dedicated to the Year of Celebrating SG Women. Last year, on 20 September 2020, the MSF announced in a press […]
Previously, we carried an article on how The Online Citizen (TOC) refused to apologise for misleading the public. The incident involved an elderly woman with dementia and TOC tried to create the falsehood that the police was bullying the woman. Police camera footage released showed that it was untrue. That incident showed how damaging it […]
Help people without snapping their photo to post; the last thing you should do is take away their dignity.
In any country and society, there will always be people who fall behind the rest of the population and fall through the cracks of the social welfare network for whatever reasons it may be. Even economy powerhouses today like America and China still have people living in poverty, homeless and rough sleepers. It is the […]
Labour MP, Yeo Wan Ling shared in a Ministerial Statement earlier this year that she once met with a rather distraught constituent who was very stressed out about managing her caregiving responsibilities at home. This lady’s husband suffers from OCD and she has three young ones with the youngest one being a child with special […]
In the 1950s, women were second-class citizens. While they had full voting rights by 1955, in many other areas they lagged far behind men. Many were denied education. Husbands could have multiple wives. Jobs were harder to get and, when employed, women were paid less than men. This was unacceptable to Chan Choy Siong and […]
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 […]