There are no international flights from India to Singapore, nor from Singapore to India. In a joint statement, MOT, MOM and MFA said that India has banned all international flights to and from Singapore since March 2020. Singapore Airlines can only operate cargo flights to India. Currently, the only passenger flights between Singapore and India […]
Calls by international media to ease restrictions on migrant workers miss the larger issues: Dr Tan See Leng
International media outlets like the New York Times and the BBC, and local NGOs commenting that it is unfair to keep restrictions in place for migrant workers while the rest of Singapore moves towards Phase 3, have missed the larger issues, Dr Tan See Leng said. Restrictions on group size and certain activities remain in […]
Parti Liyani was inconsistent in her statements to Police.
Singaporeans often complain that there are no good jobs for them, even though the Govt frequently pledges to create and match Singaporeans to jobs. However, is this claim true? According to MOM’s jobs situation report released last Wednesday, out of the 117,500 openings available in end-August, 85,330 were for PMET roles. Recently, it was announced […]
PWM has uplifted wages for workers without risking job loss, and minimising cost increases for consumers
98.3% are already earning more than $1300 a month. PWM will be extended to all sectors. With the PWM for the Lift and Escalator ready to phase in and the proposal for the Waste Mangement sector submitted, the number earning less than $1300 will be further reduced. With sectoral benchmarks for sectors currently without a PWM, what WP wants to achieve with MW is already achieved through PWM, WIS and these other policy measures.
Minimum wage risks becoming a political auction as parties try to outdo each other to be popular. PWM does not share this risk as the sectoral minimum wage is negotiated by a tripartite group.
A whole lot of loaded statements meant to tug at your heartstrings but offer no real, practical solution to lift the wages of the low-income group.
Uplifting the low wage worker is a complicated matter and it is done through a holistic approach that is more than just about a minimum wage.
It includes skills acquisition, homeownership and access to quality healthcare and education.
The law is clear on the deployment of FDWs. But reality is less clear as it is not always possible to draw a clear line between household chores arising from caregiving and household chores of other family members. The solution is to work out a mutually agreement arrangement to avoid misunderstanding or ambiguity.
Raising wages through the Progressive Wage Model must include a broader movement in society where consumers are willing to pay more and intentionally support companies that pay progressive wages.
Upgrade ourselves or risk being squeezed out of the global competition for good jobs, says Gan Siow Huang
To strengthen the Singaporean core and reduce reliance on foreign workers, we need to increase our work productivity.
To stay competitive with an ageing workforce against a younger global talent pool, we need to keep upgrading ourselves or risk being squeezed out of the global competition for good jobs.