Zainal Sapari: The Graduate Poor

Degree? Check. Skills? Check. A proper job to match their qualifications? Unfortunately, not. Zainal Sapari discusses the predicament of the severely underemployed graduates in Singapore.

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Sustainable Action for a Greener Earth

Climate change. Green jobs. Decent work. These are words we hear every other day when it comes to environmental issues. Why should these things matter to Singaporean workers? A Singapore unionist shares his thoughts.

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Slavery of the Poor

Zainal Sapari: Slavery of the Poor

In one of my parliamentary speeches, I called upon us to guard against ”slavery of the poor”. What does the term mean? It is a plight that happens when vulnerable, low-wage workers are taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers, who exploit this group’s ignorance of their employment rights.

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Zero Workplace Accidents: Dream or Achievable Reality?

Zero Workplace Accidents: Dream or Achievable Reality?

Through this year's Workplace Safety and Health Report, it is heartening to observe that the number of workplace fatalities in 2017 had dropped to 42, the lowest in more than a decade since 2004 and that the sustained collective efforts by our tripartite partners to tackle workplace fatalities have ...

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