Meet Brother Tan Richard, veteran trade unionist, General Secretary of the United Workers of Electronics & Electrical Industries (UWEEI). As a strong advocate for workers’ training and career progression, Union Leader Brother Richard has played a significant role in the development of Singapore’s industry transformation map (ITM) for the electronics sector over the years. The ITMs […]
As someone who works in a recruitment firm, I work with many MNCs on their recruitment needs. Trust me, we want to hire Singaporeans. Why wouldn’t we take care of our fellow countrymen/women? Unfortunately, the sad truth is that as companies look to cut costs, more are looking for combined skillsets and experienced individuals with […]
Nine new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) will be appointed by President Halimah Yacob for a two-and-a-half-year term which starts on Jan 21. But wait, what is an NMP? And why do we need them in the Parliament? An NMP is not affiliated to any political party and they do not represent any constituency. Unlike […]
As the pandemic affects lives and livelihoods, NTUC has stepped up measures to extend more assistance to union members through the NTUC Care Fund. During its first exercise, the NTUC Care Fund (Covid-19), supported 30,000 union members with a total payout of $8 million. A further $17 million is expected to be disbursed to union […]
The Singapore economy expanded by 9.2 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis in the third quarter. This is a turnaround from the 13.2 per cent contraction in the second quarter during the Circuit Breaker. On a year-on-year basis, our economy contracted by 5.8% in the third quarter. This is an improved performance compared to […]
It was a rainy Wednesday morning when we arrived at the office of Hong Seafood located at Tai Seng Avenue. We were greeted like old friends as Bob ushered us through the door into a meeting room. There we were served with a cup of warm and soothing tea each. I still remember how fuzzy and […]
Low cases or even zero cases do not mean the virus is eliminated. We are safe only when the whole world is safe. But unfortunately, the virus is raging in many parts of the world with no end in sight as winter draws near. Many countries are seeing surges in second waves where the daily […]
As the COVID-19 virus spread around the world earlier this year, many countries closed their borders to stave off a viral invasion from an as-yet-unknown and dangerous virus. Singapore did the same on 24 March 2020. COVID-19 has decimated air travel and set us back by more than 40 years. It has also affected many […]
Jamus Lim demonstrates the difference between an economist who is an academic and those who are practitioners. Netizens are shocked, and outraged by his suggestion of an environment tax on SIA.
MICE events of up to 250 attendees to begin in Oct with plans to scale up to the thousands in a safe manner
The trialling of events is intended to open doors to events on a larger scale.
“We are working with overseas partners, including overseas event organisers such as Messe Berlin to see how we can learn from the experience of other countries, scaling this up from the hundreds to the thousands in a safe and sustainable manner,” Mr Chan said.