Tag Archives: foreign workers

WHY MUST HAVE TEMP S-PASSES TO SEND LOCALS FOR TRAINING

According to the Straits Times news report “Labour relief for SMEs” (Aug 26) – “Under the new Lean Enterprise Development Scheme announced last Wednesday, the MOM will allow SMEs to hold on to more of their better-skilled foreign workers on S Passes while they shed the number of foreign workers on work permits who do manual work. Ordinarily, both ranks would have had to be cut in similar proportions.

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FOREIGN WORKERS LACK OF CIVIC-MINDEDNESS TOWARDS CHILDREN & ELDERLY S’POREANS ON MRT

I boarded the MRT with my 6 yrs-old (going on to 7 yrs-old; P1 this year) son at Sengkang station and we planned to go to Dhoby Ghaut MRT. When we boarded the train, it was crowded and there wasn't much space to stand. My son stood next to a reserved seat which was taken by an Indian construction worker. He was listening to walkman and didn't give up seat to my son throughout our ride in the train.

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CAN GOVT STOP FOREIGN WORKERS FROM DIRTYING MY ESTATE WITH BEER CANS & LITTER?

I'm staying at Blk 312A Sumanglink... Every day n night ESP weekends I have to see my entire area with beer cans n litter lying around littered by this foreign workers. They will even sit around or at the road side to drink beers n chit chat. Having a teenage daughter I'm afraid to even send her down to buy things. Can someone do something about this please? We singaporeans bought a house to have a clean environment n not with these rubbish n beers can n smell everywhere!

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AS WE CELEBRATE SG50, SHOW SOME KINDNESS TO OUR FOREIGN BUILDERS TOO

At some SG50 goodie bag giveaway station, there were two bangladeshi nationals (by the way they were dressed, I assume they're workers on their day-off) standing by the sides watching as people joined the queue to collect their goodie bags.. after collecting mine, I walked past them telling them they too could join the line to collect the goodie bag.

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FOREIGN WORKERS ARE THE INVISIBLE FORCE BUILDING UP S’PORE, APPRECIATE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS!

My mind then wandered to the foreign domestic workers keeping our homes in order, waiters serving us in restaurants, and retail staff assisting us with our purchases. Like the two boys building our city, many of them are young men and women. Youths at the prime of their lives, they are forced to leave their homes to eke out a living in a foreign land. Without their youthful energies, many of the comforts which we take for granted here in the Lion City will all crumble to dust.

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COMPANIES COMPLAIN ABOUT LACK OF FOREIGN LABOR

Company bosses have are complaining about the lack of foreign manpower in Singapore, They say they have trouble filling vacancies in their companies and cannot take on new projects. Economists warn that slowing growth in the local workforce may be due to the tightening of the government's foreign workforce policy. Although some companies have restructured and become less reliant on manpower, others did not make the cut and have moved elsewhere to countries like Malaysia and China where cheap labor is more easily available.

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NUS: 90% OF BANGLADESHI WORKERS SAY THEIR FOOD IS UNHYGIENIC OR INSUFFICIENT

90% or 9 in 10 Bangladeshi workers in Singapore, who mainly work in construction, say that the food they get from their employer's caterers is usually unhygienic and insufficient for their needs. This finding stems from a survey conducted with 500 Bangladeshi migrant workers, which was led by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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