Tag Archives: Labour Day

LIM SWEE SAY SAYS: UNEMPLOYMENT TO RISE BUT WE’LL EMERGE STRONGER

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say has said that we will experience a rise in unemployment rate. In his May Day message, he said some sectors are still struggling with structural changes and would need more time to get through this stressful period. Although the unemployment rate for Singaporean workers rose to 3% last year, Mr Lim told people not to worry as he is sure the economy is still growing. He said while there is no shortcut to success, he is convinced that we will emerge stronger from this as long as employers and workers are faster in coping with challenges and adjusting to new environments. Don't say metal rice bowl, got wooden rice bowl must be happy already.

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LOCAL NGO ORGANIZES JOB FAIR + LABOUR DAY EVENT

We are organising our 4th labour day indoor event on 1st May 4pm for the workers entitled “Jobs for Singaporeans first”. Workers worldwide will be celebrating labour day ground-up and we hope to do it annually in Singapore on our own as well.

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Police warns Gilbert Goh over 2014 May Day Protest

Police have warned the organiser of a planned Labour Day protest at the Speakers' Corner not to conduct any activities that might be against the law. Protest organiser Gilbert Goh had posted on his Facebook page on April 19, calling on the public to deface and denigrate a poster of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In a statement on Wednesday, police said they have advised Mr Goh against carrying out such activities as it may constitute an offence under the Penal Code and Public Order and Nuisance Act.

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GOH KHEE KUAN: THE FOREIGN WORKER DILEMMA

The government says it wants to increase professional, manager, executive and technician jobs for Singaporeans. Many of these jobs are in MNCs, where are here not because they love our country, but because they see it as a place where they can set up shop and make what they consider to be a reasonable profit. When the MNCs go, many small and medium-sized enterprises enterprises will also be affected because they are sub-contractors of the MNCs.

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