Tag Archives: Decrease

FIRE CASES FEWER COMPARED TO 2016, BUT HIGH PROFILE CASES ON THE RISE?

However, SCDF indicated that there were more cases of battery fires. In total, 1,275 fires were reported in the first four months this year, with 13 cases of fires involving rechargeable batteries. This was compared to 1,502 fires last year, with only 8 of them involving batteries. But these figures did not include the high profile fire cases that happened in May, including the Changi Airport fire, the I12 Katong fire, and the fire at Jurong opposite the IMM. All in all, while fire incidences have decreased, it seemed the fires are now more high profile, and thus will stick in people's minds.

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SALARY FOR ITE GRADUATES FELL FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS?

The median gross monthly starting salary of ITE graduates in full-time permanent employment increased from $1,217 in 2007 to $1,410 in 2013. This is an increase of 15.9%. Real pay down last 6 years? Since inflation was about 24.2% from 2007 (CPI 93.2) to 2013 (CPI 115.8) – does it mean that the real increase was about minus 8.3% or about minus 1.3% per annum?

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