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LOCAL COMPANY DEFAULTS ON PREGNANT STAFF’S SALARY DESPITE MOM’S INTERVENTION

i wish to inform all students/housewives and/or people who are looking for part time jobs out there to keep a look out of this particular company, The Eleventh Services Pte Ltd. The Labour Court had ruled with evidence that he must pay them their salary by a certain date. but till date. Not a single person had receive a single cent. Whats more disturbing is we found out he recently even went overseas with his "Friend" to Thailand for holidays.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: OUR LEADERS HAVE REALISTIC SALARIES, NOT HIGH SALARIES

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong indicated that Singapore would like to be a conduit for a Maritime Silk Road, mooted by Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a half-hour interview with Yang Lan on Beijing Satellite TV that was broadcast on Monday (Nov 10), he said the world is watching China’s anti-corruption drive as it could be a tremendous boost to its development and stability, and described it as an admirable effort. He also addressed the notion of clean government in Singapore. He said it is not about high salaries, but ones that are "realistic and correct", in order to find the right people who are “most capable”, and “most trustworthy”.

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IS SMRT’S MILLION DOLLAR CEO DESMOND KUEK WORTH HIS SALT?

Desmond Kuek earned over S$1 million in his first 6 months as CEO of SMRT, according to SMRT’s annual report for 2013. That’s from the period of October 2012 to March 2013. Let’s take a look at the breakdown of this (we’ll move on to the SMRT breakdowns in just a bit). Mr Kuek received a basic salary of S$305,000 for 6 months on the job. In addition to this, he was paid a performance bonus of S$274,000. And in even more addition to this, he was given S$32,000 in ‘benefits’. That’s a neat sum of S$611,000. But that’s not all.

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MOBILE AIR SCAMMER JOVER CHEW EARNS $20,000 EVERY MONTH

According to an ex-Mobile Air staff, Jover Chew is an arrogant boss who loves to trap his customers. When they are in a fix after signing the unfair receipt contract, he will pose for the camera and give a victory sign to show that he has made easy money for the day. He also claim that each staff in the shop makes about $20,000 SGD every month by resorting to such sales tactics. It is because of the good money that they persist in doing so.

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PAP MINISTERIAL SALARIES INCREASED BY 3,600% SINCE S’PORE’S INDEPENDENCE

In 1965, a minister was paid a monthly salary of $2,500. 45 years later, a minister’s monthly income (Grade MR4) had risen by 5,200% to $131,991 ($1,583,900 divide by 12 months). It was only after heavy election losses that the PAP reduced ministers’ salary to $1,100,000, translating into an increase of 3,600%. In 1970, Lee Kuan Yew said it would “be impossible to attract men of integrity and ability to become ministers with the existing pay once the current ministers leave office”. Maybe Lee’s ‘ability’ referred to the ramping up of GDP only.

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RESTRICT FOREIGN TALENTS & NON-GRADUATES WILL EARN HIGH PAY

Lastly, the Swiss and German vocational training model works not because of a simple difference in mindset, but because there exist highly paid vocational jobs in these economies. A vocationally trained Swiss plumber, for example, could earn more than a degree-trained junior doctor. Making this model work here will require a major re-alignment of Singapore’s economy, in restricting the supply of foreign labour for vocational jobs, which will drive up the wages of locals in these professions.

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SALARY FOR ITE GRADUATES FELL FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS?

The median gross monthly starting salary of ITE graduates in full-time permanent employment increased from $1,217 in 2007 to $1,410 in 2013. This is an increase of 15.9%. Real pay down last 6 years? Since inflation was about 24.2% from 2007 (CPI 93.2) to 2013 (CPI 115.8) – does it mean that the real increase was about minus 8.3% or about minus 1.3% per annum?

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THOUSANDS OF CIVIL SERVANTS GET AT LEAST 5% PAY INCREMENT

It was reported earlier that more than 18,000 Home Team officers will receive salary increments of eight to 12 per cent in August to ensure their salaries remain competitive. These adjustments have now been extended to other groups of civil servants, including some ministry staff, as well as clerical and support staff in schools. Channel NewsAsia understands the adjustments are at least five per cent. The last time the Public Service Division (PSD) adjusted salaries to keep pace with the private sector was in February, 2012.

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