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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Zainal Sapari: Peter Drucker, do you know what you’ve done?

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest!” was the advice given by the legendary business and management guru, Peter Drucker, who started the phenomena of ‘outsourcing’ in the late 1990s, where companies buy services (or goods) by contract from a service provider (or supplier).

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The Internship – Shobana’s NTUC U Care Experience

An interest in interacting with and serving the needs of low-wage workers saw final year National University of Singapore Economics major Shobana Balachandran take up a 12-week summer internship at NTUC U Care earlier this year.

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Chan Chun Sing: Changing the Way We View Security

In recent weeks, we have been concerned with various security issues. We’re also aware that much attention has been focused on the training and equipping of our SAF and HOME Team members, and rightly so. But often neglected, is the complementary role that private security personnel play in our ...

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Zainal Sapari: My Real Champions

My father worked as a cleaner before and was paid $600 a month. That was more than 35 years ago. When I joined the Building Construction and Timber Industries Employees’ Union, where a large number of our members are cleaners, I was shocked to learn that many cleaners were ...

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