Tag Archives: MINISTRY OF MANPOWER

LABOR LAWS IN SINGAPORE OFFER POOR PROTECTION FOR SG WORKERS

When I was formerly employed by a new start-up now defunct ISP company a few years ago, I reluctantly allowed the director to temporarily not contribute CPF as he claimed he needed the funds to roll and tide the company through the initial year as this is also the practice of hawkers towards their stall assistants.

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ECONOMIST SAYS 10.9% YOUTH UNEMPLOYED IN SG, MOM SAYS ONLY 6.7%

Youth unemployment is a problem for any country, which is why governments try their best to keep such figures to a minimum. So it comes as a shock when according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the latest youth unemployment rate in Singapore is at 10.9%. That puts Singapore on par with South Korea.

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MOM’S FOREIGNER MARRIAGE RESTRICTION A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY?

Singapore, considered an iconic example of economic stability, freedom and empathetic humanity, appears to have been repatriating work permit holders for many years for the crime of fraternization with It’s local population, but this has essentially been applied where a Singaporean wants to marry a work permit holder and makes formal application for their partner to remain, or where it can be proven that the work permit holder actually caused the breakup of the Singaporeans marriage.

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MOM NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PENALIZE ERRANT EMPLOYERS

As to “Last year, the MOM received 9,000 complaints against 4,500 employers who did not pay their workers. About 95 per cent of the cases were resolved by the ministry and the Labour Court, Mr Lim said” – does it mean that on the average – only about 1.2 per cent (53 divided by 4,500) of the employers who were the subject of non-payment of salary complaints, were hauled to court in a year?

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