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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Supporting our Working Caregivers

K.Thanaletchimi: Supporting Our Working Caregivers

Nominated Member of Parliament, K.Thanaletchimi speaks out on supporting our working caregivers with flexible work arrangements amidst the demographics shift of the Singapore workforce and the tremendous increase in our pace of work exacerbated with technological advancements and increased connectivity.

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Patrick Tay: Time to Review the Employment Act?

NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Patrick Tay highlights three critical areas of review to the Employment Act, to ensure that more working people covered by the Act and have access to assistance in times of need – especially timely now amidst changing workforce demographics and rising median wages, as well as ...

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Ang Hin Kee: Rain Rain Go Away

Ang Hin Kee: Rain Rain Go Away

Rain, rain go away. Come again another day, little children want to play. A familiar nursery rhyme which some freelance coaches can relate to when faced with bad weather disrupting their outdoor sports gigs and consequently, their payments. But surely, you don’t expect to get paid for work not ...

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