Since 2011, Labour MP Patrick Tay has been pushing for stronger enforcement against employers who discriminate against or unfairly treat Singaporean PMEs. The Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) and the National Jobs Bank came out of his efforts. In Parliament on 6 July, he put forth proposals for more to be done.
Patrick emphasized that 'the principle of complementarity and not direct competition is an important concept which we need to continue to embrace and strengthen'. We should not allow the import of non-specialised and non-highly skilled foreign manpower to compete against Singaporeans for well paying jobs which many Singaporeans can do.