In a Facebook post on 3rd December, Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh, shared that he met with Google representatives last month. Over lunch, they discuss how the tech giant supports job opportunities for locals in Singapore. The Google team told Mr Singh and fellow Aljunied GRC MP, Leon Perera, that it has some initiatives […]
By Indranee Rajah So what really happened with the amended motion in Parliament on Wednesday night? Did the PAP really cancel out the WP motion? Or did something else happen? Here’s how it went. WP filed a motion on our justice system. See the blue infographic. The original motion had 4 main aspects: An affirmation […]
Yesterday during the debate on the minimum wage and progressive wage model, WP Pritam Singh said he was worried that some sectors would profit off the backs of the PWM (Progressive Wage Model) by pricing in the wage increases even before it has been implemented. He gave the example of lift contracts in his constituency […]
Minimum wages do not help to increase productivity. It is better to see the PWM as the govt straddling the middle ground between recognising that low-wage workers do have genuine problems amidst rising costs of living, and recognising that we shouldn’t take our eye off the problems of sluggish productivity growth.
When diversity is of the sort where politicians make suggestions without any grasp of reality, Singapore is weakened by it. This is the kind of diversity Singapore does not need.
CDCs – or Community Development Councils – often take a low profile, working quietly but steadily to fulfil their mission. But their contributions become vital and more apparent in times of crisis, PM Lee said at the Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayors on 23 September 2020. Take the COVID-19 pandemic for example. The CDCs responded with […]
“I’ll follow you.” Mr Lee Kuan Yew wrote in Hard Truths: “I used to make sure once a year at least, sometimes twice a year, to take the whole family to Cameron Highlands or Fraser’s Hill for two weeks and play golf. My children would walk around the golf course with my wife and me. […]
A compassionate approach to helping low wage worker requires more than just a call for a minimum wage. It requires hard work to ensure the wage is sustainable, and more hard work to ensure an upward path for the worker. Many workers under the PWM is already earning more than the $1300 min that WP calls for. More than 78,000 workers have benefitted from the PWM. With the inclusion of the Lift and Escalator Industry, the PWM would
The Workers’ Party promised a First World Parliament. But first world parliament did not materialized.
Next, they asked Singaporeans to make them the insurance for Singapore lest the PAP failed.
And then they told Singaporeans they had no intention to form the next government. They issued a bounced cheque.
First World Parliament floated away like a test balloon and the co-driver went to sleep. Enter the free rider.
Trade & Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing tells Dennis Tan to substantiate his allegation that a PAP team had pulled down his posters. It was a ‘serious allegation’ and should be substantiated with evidence, more so because the allegations are ‘made in this House’.