Tag Archives: Foreign Labour

Commentary: Foreign Investment Welcomed But Citizens Cannot Be Disadvantaged

We cannot expect citizens to be disadvantaged in the name of being open or soliciting for trade. Foreign corporations and investors are more than welcome to operate here when they respect our core values and labour laws, play their part as they would in their home countries as Singapore and Singaporeans are not third country people to be taken for a ride.

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STOP FOREIGNERS STEALING OUR JOBS, AND SINGAPORE CAN BE GREAT AGAIN

Singapore can become great again if there is a reduction in foreigners coming here to steal jobs from locals. For sustainable progress, a country must invest in its own citizens and not just encourage employers to import cheap foreigners from third world countries whenever they want to maximize their profits. Employers who betray their fellow countrymen should be penalized with disincentives. Globalization is failing all around the world and we are seeing many Western countries turn away from the cheap labour and diversity at all costs approach. They are now becoming more attentive to the needs of their own citizens. Likewise, Singapore must adapt or become irrelevant.

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MP ZAINAL SAPARI: OUTSOURCING TO BLAME FOR DEPRESSING WORKER SALARIES

It states that “Labour MPs in Singapore mostly refrain from criticising employers openly, a reflection of the tight three-way partnership between unions, employers and the Government. But in a stark departure from the usual congenial tone among the tripartite partners, outspoken labour MP Zainal Sapari has hit out at businesses that have outsourced their work, saying that low-wage workers are hurt in the process.

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ECONOMISTS WARN OF RECESSION AS TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN SG FALLS

Total employment in Singapore fell for the first time in 5 years. 6,100 lesser people were employed this quarter, as compared to the first quarter of this year. The sectors that had reduced employment are manufacturing, construction and parts of the services industry. Services has been the main propeller of growth for the past few years, but slowed down dramatically. Figures in March 2015 show that total employment stands at 3,617,800, which is 2.7% more than last year's figures.

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LIM SWEE SAY: WE NOW ONLY GO FOR QUALITY FOREIGN TALENTS

Nope, businesses, you won’t be getting more leeway from the government when it comes to foreign labour. New Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say says the government will not waiver from its position, and told companies to give up hope of having a higher quota for foreign workers.

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