Tag Archives: MINISTRY OF MANPOWER

LEE HSIEN LOONG’S ACCOUNT NOT OVERLY ROSY

We do not expect all eligible Singaporeans to take up the Lease Buyback Scheme. Those who wish to bequeath their homes are free to do so, especially if their children support them or they have other sources of retirement income. The fact that most eligible home owners have not taken up the Lease Buyback Scheme may well be a positive sign that most seniors do in fact have other support, and are adequately provided for in retirement.

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SHELL’S JOB AD “NATIVE ENGLISH” SPEAKER REQUIRED

In particular, one of the requirements in the job advertisement is that the applicant must be a “Native English speaker“. No other country may be considered as being ‘majority English speaking’ for UK’s visa purposes. If the requirement in Shell’s job advertisement is not meant to hire Singaporeans, wouldn’t the advertisement run counter to TAFEP regulations?

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Scammers somehow make MOM’s phone number appear on Caller ID, use it to cheat foreign workers of thousands of dollars

In what could be an act of pure sorcery or advanced technological know-how, scammers have managed to make the Ministry of Manpower’s phone number appear in the Caller ID of unsuspecting victims and then proceed to cheat them of their money. The ruse was simple: The caller would claim to be from MOM, read out personal particulars of the victim — for example, the date of birth and foreign identification number — and then accuse the victim of doing something wrong, such as providing an incorrect date of birth in their embarkation form.

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Manpower director makes incredible claims about how well migrant workers are treated by ministry

A divisional director from the Manpower ministry gave testimony last week at the Committee of Inquiry looking into the Little India riot. Based on a report in the Straits Times, his statements more than support a view that I have long held: there is a strong tendency in this government to confuse theory with practice. There is unwarranted faith in policy papers penned in cloisters. Either there is naive ignorance of the shameful reality out there, or a resistance to unearth empirical facts, or both.

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No agent fees, no job for you.

“Brother, it is ok that we are sent back if we did not do good in our job. But it is not fair that we are sent back because we are unwilling to pay the agent money. Where is the justice?”   The Online Citizen (TOC) was earlier alerted to …

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