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CPF ACTIVIST URGES S’POREANS TO DONATE $5,300 MONTHLY SALARY TO JOBLESS ROY NGERNG

Dear Singaporeans, with more opposition Members of Parliament, how can the Nominated MP scheme be more important than it was 25 years ago? In order to make our voices heard, I have organised events together Roy Ngerng Yi Ling. Now that he has lost his job, would 5,300 Singaporeans like to give $1 each month to him so that he can be our first full-time NMP, who is truly selected by the people?

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SINGAPOREANS SHOULD GET THE POWER TO DECIDE MINISTERIAL SALARIES

I believe that one should not have a system where salaries are determined by oneself, or where a small group of selected individuals determine each others’ salaries at the top. It will lead to the situation where the small group of individuals cares only about the well being of each other and other special-interests groups and not the well-being of the masses below. This is what I believe is happening in Singapore today.

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NTUC UNION PROPOSES $300 SALARY INCREASE FOR SECURITY GUARDS

Security guards can expect a big pay bump if a plan by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to raise their basic monthly wages by $300 receives the green light from employers. The Straits Times understands that NTUC representatives met security firms two weeks ago and tabled a new wage ladder. The proposal includes raising the minimum basic monthly pay for guards to $1,100 per month - a substantial increase from the current $817 stated in the last Manpower Ministry salary data report released in June. If the new minimum wage is pushed through, security guards can earn about $2,100 each month with overtime, up from just $1,678 now, say industry players.

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BEING PRIME MINISTER IS A DUTY, NOT A JOB, SO NO MILLION DOLLAR SALARY?

Likewise, this sense of duty should be transferred to our political leaders. PM Lee needs to understand that being a Prime Minister is not a job, not a profession but a duty, a duty to all Singaporeans. Since it is a heavy responsibility and a duty, PM Lee should not be paid his current S$ 2.2 million dollar salary but instead given an allowance where he can support his basic personal upkeep, accommodation, food and clothes.

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JOBSTREET SURVEY: SINGAPOREANS NEED S$6,000 SALARY TO SURVIVE COMFORTABLY IN SINGAPORE

The results show that 31 percent said that their salary can cover their basic needs and some small non-essential luxuries. 42 percent said it is only sufficient to cover their basic needs. However, 23 percent said they are struggling to make ends meet on the salary. Of this group, 70 percent earn less than $3000 per month. Only 4 percent said they were very comfortable with their salary. When asked how much they felt the salary should increase by to be satisfied, 66 percent of said it needs to be between 10 – 20 percent. According to Singapore Statistics, the average monthly wage in Singapore was $4,998 in Q4 of 2013. However, 53 percent of respondents to our survey identified $6,000 as the ideal monthly salary to deal with the current cost of living in Singapore.

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These 10 Internships Pay More Than Your Job Does

Brace yourself. The amount these interns are raking in is enough to make you spit out your coffee. Glassdoor.com, a platform for employees to anonymously share the perks and pitfalls of their workplace, just released its 2014 list of the highest paying internships. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them are in tech and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out which companies made the top 10 and what their interns had to say about their experience:

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NINTENDO BOSS: I’M SORRY, LET ME HALVE MY SALARY

Nintendo shares fell more than three percent on Thursday morning as the struggling Japanese videogames giant said it would stick to its hard-hit console business despite slumping Wii U sales. The comments from Iwata, who said Wednesday he would draw a reduced salary for five months to atone for the downturn, comes just over a week after the Kyoto-based company shocked investors by warning it expects to slip back into the red in the year to March.

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