Tag Archives: TAN CHUAN-JIN

TAN CHUAN JIN: DOUBLE-SHIFT TAXI DRIVERS MAKE $5,933 A MONTH

In response to a question in parliament yesterday, Minister of Manpower Tan Chuan Jin replied that the average income of taxi drivers in 2014 was S$3,173 for single shift drivers, and S$5,933 for a double-shift drivers. Tampines MP Irene Ng Phek Hoong had asked what was the average annual salary of taxi drivers in Singapore, and about the numbers and educational qualifications of taxi drivers.

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FOREIGN STUDENT IN SINGAPORE DEMANDS SAME RIGHTS AS TRUE BLUE SINGAPOREANS?

I am foreigner, just recently graduated from the top local business school in Singapore. Due to the fact that I am a foreigner and the increasingly tightening employment policies in Singapore, I had been facing problems securing part-time and 6 months internships (I have been offered but couldn’t take up the offer in the end due to visa restrictions), and now facing problems securing full time job.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL BOY: “WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE A WAITER!”

According to the latest figures released today (27 Jan 2015) by Ministry of Manpower, there were 67,400 job vancacies as of September in 2014. Eighty percent of the vancaies were in the service industries, particularly in social, community and personal services. The breakdown by professions indicated that employers are desperately looking for sales assistants, waiters and security guards whereas technical roles for diploma holders account for mere twenty percent of the job vacancies that were available.

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MASSIVE FIGHT BETWEEN FOREIGN WORKERS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY!

In September 1983, a group of South Korean workers fought with some Malaysians at a shopping complex. They only stopped fighting when a policeman fired a warning shot. And in March last year, police managed to stop a fight between 80 South Korean workers from spreading at a hotel in Upper East Coast Road.

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PMET USED TO EARN $15K NOW STRUGGLING AS TAXI DRIVER!

So I was willing to downgrade and even start much lower so that I could try and get back a life. I used most of the $5,000 ($4,000 after CPF) to repay my debts and also to feed my family, but once made redundant again, I had no more income and could not make any repayments and or any other significant financial contribution. So I immediately got a Real Estate Agent license from CEA and also a taxi vocational license to enable me to bring in some income. However sir, I am now working almost 15 hours a day every day just to be able to feed my family and also to repay some of the more priority debts likes power and gas and marketing and so on.

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PAP: SINGAPOREANS ARE GOING TO BE JOBLESS!

Train and Bus commuters can top up their Ez-link cards through self-help machines; book lovers can loan their books through self-help machines; Movie-goers can purchase their tickets online. If your role can be performed by machines, then you should start to worry about your job and think about how you could learn new skill to value-add to your organisation.

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