“Luckily I am a union rep, and was able to help”

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 […]

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

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 […]

NTUC Care Fund to benefit more Singaporeans

NTUC care

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 […]

Singapore economy turns a corner but recovery will be gradual

Singapore economy

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 […]

Ong Ye Kung on steps to climb out of deep abyss in landmark speech in Parliament

Ong Ye Kung Air Hub

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 […]