Tag Archives: National Trade Unions Congress

GOVT PASSES TAXES & SURCHARGES ON TO POOR TAXI UNCLES!

Why are taxi operators (almost like a oligopoly) charging taxi uncle about $120 to $140 taxi rental a day? this will add up to about $4000 a month, and about $50k a year! So does that mean technically Taxi operators can break even in about 2 years (around 3 years max) which is consider very very very very very profitable business! But yet why taxi uncle still need to bear the COE cost of a taxi which taxi is already under quota by the authority / govt anyway. Understand that most handworking taxi driver only take home about $2k plus a month. Even if that taxi uncle tried to work longer hour, that will be as good as compromising ones health / future health for a mere few hundred more earning a month, which in a logical sense not worth it, but because many needed the money, they might end up over forcing themselves to make the extra income just to bring home a bit more bread for their family.

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ASIA PULP & PAPER GROUP PRODUCTS PULLED FROM NTUC SUPERMARKET

NTUC Fairprice has announced today that it would be pulling all paper products sold by Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP). This follows the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announcement that it would institute a temporary restriction on the use of the "Singapore Green Label" certification for the Indonesian paper firms' products. All APP-related products, including those from Paseo, NICE and Jolly, will be pullled by 5pm today.

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CHAN CHUN SING STEPS DOWN OFFICIALLY FROM MSF, JOINS NTUC FULL TIME

Former Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing has stepped down officially from his post and has joined the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) full-time last Wednesday. Chan announced his move at an NTUC Income run organised by Young NTUC today. There was no official announcement on who would succeed him as the new Minister for the MSF.

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