What can we do about the rising cost of living?

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Inflation and GST- two words that are emotionally charged. It can change a casual chat into a loud and sometimes angry debate, or it may even deflate your spirits as you rework your upcoming plans that require money. Beyond the dismay, most feel about the rising cost of living in the anxiety that things may […]

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 […]

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

We come alive, survive and thrive on connectivity, without which we become pedestrian and unexceptional, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a speech made at the Civil Service College’s Social-Economic Nexus Speaking Engagement Series. This is why Singapore has spent decades building our trade networks through our FTA strategy, as well as air and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do differentiated measures between vaxxed and unvaxxed make sense?

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Recently the Ministerial Task Force (MTF) announced that those who are unvaccinated will no longer be allowed to dine-in, even at hawker centres or coffeeshops. In addition, they will not be allowed to enter shopping malls and attractions. As at 10 Oct, 83% of the population in Singapore is fully vaccinated. This leaves a remaining […]

Employees with positive Covid-19 ART tests are entitled to paid sick leave

As Covid-19 cases increase islandwide and more of us are called to self-test and ensure our own safety, what should we do if we have a positive Covid-19 ART test? Notify your employer, DO NOT go to work Firstly, DO NOT go to work. Notify your employer of the positive test result. MOM has recently […]

PM Lee thanks Panasonic for believing in Singapore

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Recently, it was announced that Panasonic is shutting down its refrigeration compressor manufacturing operations in Singapore. Unfortunately, this will result in 700 employees to be retrenched. In a Facebook post, PM Lee Hsien Loong said, “We are deeply grateful that Panasonic believed in Singapore and journeyed with us for the better part of our history. […]

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 […]

Does CECA take away Singaporeans’ jobs? The short answer is ‘no’.

Singaporeans are anxious about their jobs. There is also a great deal of disruption in our lives and workplaces due to the COVID-19 situation. With globalisation and rapid technological advancement, business cycles are short and disruptions take place. Businesses that face difficulties may scale down or shut down. When this happens, jobs will be lost. […]