Tag Archives: civil servant

SG50 BONUS: GOVT IS LIKE PARENT SHOWING FAVOURITISM TOWARDS SOME CHILDREN

What I am not happy about, is why the government is lavishing Singaporean taxpayers’ money on just civil servants alone, and not all Singaporeans. Do we not contribute to Singapore’s growth, even though we work hard in the private sector? Since this is a one-off SG50 bonus, shouldn’t we receive it too since we are all Singaporeans? What I don’t like is being marginalised as a Singaporean. It’s like a father giving his elder daughter a dollar to go to NTUC and buy a soft drink, while his younger daughter receives nothing.

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RESPECT OUR UNSUNG CIVIL SERVANTS, THEY DO A THANKLESS JOB FOR SINGAPORE

Your article by one Sheryl Choo claims that all civil servants are "lazy" and are "jiak liao bis". Sorry but I know quite a few civil servants and they're neither "lazy" nor "jiak liao bi". I don't know who you have been hanging out with Sheryl Choo but those civil servants I know work their socks off and they earn a pittance compared to what others earn in a private corporation.

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WHY “LAZY” CIVIL SERVANTS GET $500 BONUS BUT OTHER HARDWORKING S’POREANS GET NOTHING?

The government yesterday announced this sudden SG50 bonus for 84,000 civil servants. As many will know, civil servants are just cannot make it people who choose to have an iron rice bowl. They don't need to slog like us out in the real world but yet they still get rewarded with $500 for no good reason! What about other Singaporeans like us? We don't deserve this bonus because we not willing to be a government dogs?

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LOW WAGE CIVIL SERVANTS TO GET SALARY INCREMENT IN APRIL

About 2,200 lower wage civil servants will receive a salary increase of between S$60 to S$80 in April, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced in Parliament on Tuesday (Mar 10). This follows the total salary adjustments of about S$300 to S$330 they received from 2012 to 2014 - an increase of about 25 per cent in their monthly salaries, over and above their annual increments.

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EX-CIVIL SERVANT FINALLY UNDERSTANDS THE PAIN OF COMPETING AGAINST FOREIGNERS

It’s never easy to be out of a job in Singapore, especially in such a challenging economic climate. I had to rely on savings that both me and my wife had painstaking built over the past 13 years. I had written to a number of foreign-owned and local companies only to hit a wall each time as they came up with all sorts of excuses, from me being ‘overly-qualified’ for some of the positions I’d applied for, or that they were still “interviewing other candidates”.

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CIVIL SERVANT CAN’T FIND JOB AFTER BEING FORCED TO RESIGN OVER “INVOLVEMENT” IN CORRUPTION CASE

I was asked to resign following a fiasco involving a suspected case of CBT by one of my managers; I wasn’t the one who was directly involved in the case, and certainly never touched a single cent on the alleged amount that was embezzled (I say “alleged” because the case is still on-going, and nothing’s proven to date). Yet the powers that may be decided that the actions of this single subordinate was a reflection of my inability to keep my house in order, and after months of bickering and pleading and cajoling, my boss very subtly hinted that it’s best I leave the service because one way or another, this was going to leave a black mark on my record.

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CIVIL SERVANTS TO GET 1.8 MONTH YEAR END BONUS

Civil servants will receive a smaller year-end bonus of 0.8 month this year amid weaker economic growth, with lower-wage employees getting at least S$1,200, said the Public Service Division (PSD) yesterday. The news came on the same day that the Ministry of Trade and Industry forecast Singapore’s economy to grow by about 3 per cent this year. “This represents a narrowing of the previous gross domestic product forecast of 2.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent announced in August,” the PSD said. Last year, civil servants received a year-end bonus of 1.1 months, with a minimum payout of S$1,600, when the economy grew by 3.9 per cent.

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SHISHA BAN: ANOTHER HIGH-HANDED MOVE BY THE GOVT TO DESTROY PEOPLE’S LIVELIHOODS?

Civil servants don’t have to worry too much about their rice bowl – it’s supposedly iron in nature. Government scholars too don’t have much to fear. If they can’t cut it, well, at most they get sent to NTUC. What about the small-time businessmen in Singapore who spend their days worrying about maintaining their assets, covering costs, and earning just enough to feed their families? They don’t have a ‘NTUC’ to fall back on. It stings when their livelihoods are taken away, and when it’s done on a whim, by the government, the pain penetrates deeper.

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PAP INTENDS TO PROFIT FROM PIONEER GENERATION PACKAGE

Many Singaporeans still don’t get it. The Pioneer Generation Package was not designed to benefit our pioneers. The Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) was designed by civil servants with a profit motive, to channel more CPF for GIC to invest and to coincide with the next GE. Singaporeans must remember the PAP runs our country as a corporation and civil servants and politicians are rewarded by a set economic KPIs.

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THOUSANDS OF CIVIL SERVANTS GET AT LEAST 5% PAY INCREMENT

It was reported earlier that more than 18,000 Home Team officers will receive salary increments of eight to 12 per cent in August to ensure their salaries remain competitive. These adjustments have now been extended to other groups of civil servants, including some ministry staff, as well as clerical and support staff in schools. Channel NewsAsia understands the adjustments are at least five per cent. The last time the Public Service Division (PSD) adjusted salaries to keep pace with the private sector was in February, 2012.

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