Nicole Seah’s recent post shows her lack of professionalism.
Recently, Nicole Rebecca Seah Xue Ling (“Nicole Seah”), Kenneth Foo Seck Guan (“Kenneth Foo”), and the Workers’ Party (“WP”) East Coast Team visited the newly renovated hawker centre located at Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market (“216 Hawker Centre”). On December 3, Nicole Seah and Kenneth Foo posted on Facebook regarding their visits to […]
There is no escaping the GST hike starting next year. Here’s how you can cope with rising costs.
Goods & Services Tax (GST) will proceed to increase from the current 7% to the proposed 8% from 1 Jan 2023 and subsequently to 9% from 1 Jan 2024. With the rise in GST, the cost of living goes up and workers bear the brunt, especially those from the lower to the middle-income group. Thankfully, […]
Should land for public housing in Singapore be priced at a nominal rate?
You’ve heard this before: that land for HDB flats should be priced lower, even at a nominal fee of $1 because it is land for public housing. After all, land assets, as part of the reserves, belong to the people. The problem with this line of reasoning is that public housing in Singapore has taken […]
Low wage workers not in Progressive Wage Model sectors to earn at least $1400 a month
Come 1 September 2022, a total of 221,000 full-time lower-wage workers will benefit from Progressive Wage moves. Adjustment to Local Qualifying Salary (LQS) 159,000 full-time lower-wage workers who are not in the PWM (Progressive Wage Model) sectors will benefit from an adjustment to the Local Qualifying Salary. The LQS is the salary an employer needs […]
Dilemma of a Food Delivery Rider
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 […]
NTUC FairPrice’s role during Covid-19 in serving the community
I don’t think you can be a Singaporean without knowing what NTUC FairPrice is. But how many of us actually understand the story and mission behind this supermarket chain? FairPrice commonly criticised for being expensive Every time a new announcement is made pertaining to FairPrice, even if it’s good news like giving the Pioneer Generation […]
Singapore’s Food Delivery Riders: Who’s Fighting for Them, Really?
When Circuit Breaker kicked in on 7 April 2020, the rules were fairly straightforward with regard to dining in: we couldn’t dine in. Everything from fine-dining restaurants and hawker centres to cafes and bubble tea stores were strictly limited to deliveries and takeaways only. While this posed at least some inconvenience for everyday Singaporeans like […]
Handicapped delivery worker inspires others with his independence
On 2 Sept, an FB user Imair shared a heartwarming story about a handicapped delivery worker. The handicapped delivery worker, Zahi, braved the rain and delivered items via public transport from Woodlands to Tampines! When Imair saw Zahi at his doorstep, he thought Zahi was a salesperson and was surprised to learn that he was […]
Twelve Cupcakes’ Ex-Director Fined Over Offences Involving Underpaid Staff
Former director at bakery chain Twelve Cupcakes, 49-year-old Yvonne Ong Hwee Ming, was fined $20,000 earlier this week for allowing the firm to underpay its workers. Yvonne Ong, an ex-teacher, pleaded guilty to four charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. According to a Straits Times article, her lawyer said that “her client is […]
A Peek into The Food Delivery Community You Always Wondered About
Ever wonder what life is like for a food delivery rider? Yong Wei – a food delivery rider with Grab for the last 3 years and pro tem President of the National Delivery Champions Association (NDCA) gives us a peek into the food delivery community. Yong Wei made the switch when a desk-bound job left […]