Mention May Day to most Singaporeans and they’ll know that it’s a yearly public holiday falling on 1st of May and a chance to score that long weekend for a much-needed staycay. As a young PMET, I’d be quick to admit that I didn’t know the significance behind May Day either. Luckily, a quick check […]
I was introduced to Mr Leicester Chua from i-vic International some time back by a friend, “You have to meet this gentleman, he has so many ideas and it was just a pleasure chatting with him.” I got to know that the company has tried its best to hold on to its Singaporean workers amidst […]
Late 2020 saw a flurry of exchanges among the Members of Parliament (MPs) over a debate on minimum wage. Workers’ Party MP Dr Jamus Lim insinuated that union leaders relied on “folksy wisdom” and argued that such “folksy wisdom” should not be relied on as the basis for policymaking. His statement elicited some vigorous reactions […]
“No time to die” – the 25th instalment of the James Bond film series, is also the theme of Highlander Asia’s anniversary this year. In the past, they have always thrown elaborate parties in celebration of their anniversaries. The celebration is a more subdued one this year. Over the past 14 years, Highlander Asia has […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is a bruising time for many countries. Singapore is not spared either. Our economy has taken a hit. But Singapore is making a comeback! At their 36th ordinary party conference on Sunday (8 Nov), PAP Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong said that relative to other countries, Singapore has considerable strengths. Our workforce has […]
Maxim Tint, CEO of GTRIIP, shares his journey of building startups while supporting unions.
Challenging, physically demanding. You can be a harbour pilot if you enjoy scaling a huge vessel in open sea to pilot it in local waters.
In case you haven’t realised, security officers (like the doctors and nurses y’all clapped for during the Circuit Breaker period) are frontline workers too. Like many of these healthcare workers, cleaners, transport workers, they stood guard to keep us safe even during the Circuit Breaker period! And in the past months, the workload of these […]
I didn’t expect to learn this much from a chat with an e2i career coach when Jacklyn first greeted me with a beaming smile. She has a knack at putting people at ease and felt more like an old friend. Jacklyn Lim, an e2i career coach since 2016, boasts an incredible track record of helping […]
In Parliament, Dr Koh Poh Koon said that the risk of a blanket national minimum wage is the inevitable politicisation of minimum wage setting. In a political contest, a political party will likely come along to say $1500 reflects higher “moral imperatives”. Yet another will come and say $1300 is good, $1500 is better, but […]