Tag Archives: MINIMUM WAGE

BUKIT BATOK COFFEESHOPS IMPOSE MINIMUM WAGE AFTER SDP VICTORY, ELDERS CRY TEARS OF JOY

After a hard fought battle with Pussy Above People Party (PAPP) in the Bukit Batok By-Election, the Singaporean Defense Party (SDP) has prevailed against all odds and now look to implement changes to make Bukit Batok the shining jewel of Singapore. Top on their priority is to implement a localised minimum wage scheme at all coffeeshops within Bukit Batok estate. Each elderly coffee shop assistant and cleaner will be paid a minimum wage of $18.88 per hour.

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BLOGGER XIAXUE: WHEN I STAND FOR ELECTIONS, I PROMISE MANY FREE GOODIES FOR EVERYONE

Next GE I'm gonna be running! When I rule, I promise: National minimum wage of $10,000 per month, for everyone! Why stop at $1,250? Cleaning aunties very poor thing, let's change their lives! No such thing as COE. Free car for everyone with a license. Surely driving is a birth right. Sounds good hor? If not enough money to fulfil any of these I will just tax the rich more or take from reserves. Why cannot? VOTE FOR ME!!

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FOREIGNERS WHO BRING FAMILIES OVER TO HAVE HIGHER MINIMUM WAGES

Foreigners who bring their families over under the Dependant or Long Term Visit Pass from 1st September this year will need to be paid a higher salary in order to do so, says the Ministry of Manpower website. According to the MOM advisory, work pass holders will need to earn a minimum fixed monthly salary of $5,000 to sponsor their spouse or children to stay in Singapore on the dependant's pass, up from the current $4,000.

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PAP MP INDERJIT SINGH PUSHED FOR S$1,500 MINIMUM WAGE IN PARLIAMENT

On Wed (4 Mar), MP Inderjit Singh made a plea for the government to introduce a nation wide minimum wage scheme for Singapore. As far back as 2 years ago, Mr Singh had already asked the government to consider making a five-year transition to a minimum wage of $1,500 monthly. But at the time, labour chief Lim Swee Say had rejected the idea, saying that Singapore’s combination of wage subsidies and skills training for low-income earners was more effective to raise incomes at the low end.

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THE TRUTH WHY NTUC DOES NOT SUPPORT MINIMUM WAGE

The NTUC hierarchy is made up of two types of slime. The bottom slime is made up of opportunistic, useless layabouts who conveniently avoid doing any work on the excuse of doing Union work and attending Union meetings. Any attempt to get them to work and the company will be accused of being anti Union and destroying harmonious Govt/Mgt/union relations. Instead this bottom slime attend numerous off site meetings leaving their work to be done by their hapless colleagues.

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SECURITY GUARDS IN SINGAPORE ARE UNDERPAID!

When I read that security guards earn a paltry $800 a month on average, I was appalled. (See: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/rise-pay-security-guards-put) Is that how much we value a safe and secure environment? These guys work awful hours, need to be alert for suspicious activity and prowl your estates and whom are responsible for keeping houses and offices safe get paid less than a cleaner? Before CPF? Ridiculous.

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CPF CONCERNS WERE RAISED IN A FORUM ORGANISED BY NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

Summing up the discussion, moderator and NSP member Ravi Philemon said "more flexibility should be given" to Singaporeans in deciding how to use their retirement funds in their later years. He also highlighted how several participants had questioned the need for increases in the Minimum Sum despite there not being a poverty baseline or a minimum wage in Singapore. "With no baseline or a minimum wage, there's not much clarity on how much an older citizen will need for his retirement needs," he said.

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Dear SMRT and National Transport Worker Union, don’t confuse the reader

Maybe I am a prick. Maybe they are referring to drivers of average height, or of average driving ability, or average age. I have no idea what their average here is, but I do not like the way they structure this sentence with the intention of confusing the reader. By the way, SMRT, paying your drivers a basic of $1,625 is pathetic. Paying them up to $3,500 by making them work 6 days week, 12 hours shift is nothing to shout about. And with your pay starting at $1,625 and capped at $3,500, it’s no wonder you have trouble attracting younger Singaporeans into the job. Last I read, crane operators start around $4,000 and can earn up to $7,000. I think it makes more sense to learn how to operate a crane rather than to drive a bus.

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