Housing Foreign Employees

Singapore’s Manpower Ministry introduced the Foreign Employee Dormitories Bill in Parliament on 4 November 2014, a legislation which encompasses additional regulations for larger dormitories housing foreign workers here. Parliament will debate the Bill during its January 2015 sitting. The way to go Under the Bill, large purpose-built dormitories for ...

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Quality over Quantity

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced new measures (see box on right) on 30 October 2014 to raise the quality and productivity of the construction workforce so as to boost the nation’s competitiveness. Here’s A Quick Look At The New Measures ✔       Firms are required ...

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Festive Flavours

Many migrant workers’ problems start way before they reach our shores. For some, the amount of money paid to agents and middle-men can be quite costly, while others come to Singapore without knowing the terms and conditions of their employment.

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Firing Up Progression

Some 33,000 security officers (SO) will stand to benefit from the launch of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the security industry by the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC). Led by the Labour Movement, the PWM was launched on 29 October 2014 at the NTUC Centre by NTUC Deputy Secretary-General ...

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Lifting Haze Worries

  More than being a union to fight for workers’ rights, the Labour Movement (LM) also cares for the well-being of its members too. Learning from the experience of the 2013 haze situation, the LM has this time around taken pre-emptive actions to prepare and protect workers for the ...

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Learning For Life

How can Singapore ensure that its workforce will remain one of the most updated and most capable in the world? Key to achieving that desired outcome is to have the best education and best Continuing Education and Training (CET) system in the world, according to NTUC Secretary-General (SG) Lim ...

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Jobs Bank Working Well

Replying to a question in Parliament last week, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said that more than 10,000 employers have also come on board and are actively posting job vacancies. There are over 65,000 jobs available on the Jobs Bank today. Feedback from both employers and job seekers has also ...

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Opportunities For All

  If the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review Committee’s (ASPIRE) recommendations can be summed up in four phrases, NTUC’s Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) Heng Chee How would put it this way: ‘Teach Right, Learn Right, Work Right and Reward Right’. Sharing the Labour Movement’s perspectives on ASPIRE’s wide-ranging ...

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Road Cleared For Progress

  Over 26,000 resident cleaners in licensed cleaning businesses are now being paid wages according to the Progressive Wage Model. From 1 September 2014, resident (Singaporean and Permanent Resident) cleaners from licensed companies that are deployed under new cleaning contracts entered into on or after 1 April 2014 will ...

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