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Ng Chee Meng, NTUC Secretary General

The Tripartite Cluster for Lift & Escalator (TCLE) has conducted a review of the Lift & Escalator (L&E) PWM.

Recommendations include a six-year schedule of wage increase to the L&E PWM baseline wages from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2029. This builds on the existing PWM Transitional Wage Benchmark agreed upon in 2018 which maps a schedule of transitional wage benchmarks from 2020 to 2022, A mandatory PWM Bonus is part of the recommendations.



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No integrity at all. The Online Citizen (TOC) has refused to apologise for the controversy caused by their video of the incident involving the elderly woman and the Singapore Police Force (SPF). TOC claims that they have been “appropriate and fair” when interviewing the elderly woman.

The elderly woman’s son had sent a legal letter to TOC on 7 Jul 2021. The letter stated that TOC “had made a judgment lapse” and an apology was requested by 12 July 2021.



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A refreshed anti-abuse decal for SOs with the support of the Ministry of Home Affairs!

Mr Desmond Tan, Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, unveiled the refreshed decal design at AMK Hub on 9th July. "Abusive behaviour towards SOs should never be tolerated. This decal will serve to strengthen public awareness of the need to contribute to a safer environment for all SOs to carry out their duties. To complement industry-led efforts, MHA will also be amending the Private Security Industry Act later this year to send a clear signal against abuse and harassment of SOs. ” Mr Desmond Tan said.



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Malays in the Singapore army? They serve in the army, navy and air force.

Singapore's first Malay Brigadier-General, Ishak Bin Ismail served extensively in training related appointments as Assistant Chief of General Staff (Training)/Deputy Commander TRADOC (2007 – 2008), Commander SAF BMTC (2005 – 2007) and training mid-level officers in the SAF in the range of appointments as Head SAF Advanced Schools/Commander Army Officers’ Advanced School (2003 – 2005) and also as Chief Instructor (1999 – 2000) and Senior Directing Staff (1997).



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Almost $17 billion in interest credited to members' CPF accounts in 2020

"Return my CPF" is not only a hollow song. It is dead. People - including the young - are voluntarily topping up their CPF, and their parents' or spouse's CPF. Instead of rushing to withdraw their CPF at 55, more people are choosing to delay payouts beyond 65.

The number of people who voluntarily topped up their CPF last year (2020) was 40% more than the year before. This was despite last year being a difficult pandemic year. The tide has turned definitely against the lies and misinformation spread about CPF.



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