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WANT TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY IN SG? SOLVE SOCIAL PROBLEMS FIRST

“Having expanded at an average of 7.7 per cent since independence in 1965, gross domestic product (GDP) growth decreased from 4.7 per cent in 2013 to 2 per cent in 2015 and 1.8 per cent last year. At the core of this tempering of growth is a slowdown in productivity.

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LOCAL NGO ORGANIZES JOB FAIR + LABOUR DAY EVENT

We are organising our 4th labour day indoor event on 1st May 4pm for the workers entitled “Jobs for Singaporeans first”. Workers worldwide will be celebrating labour day ground-up and we hope to do it annually in Singapore on our own as well.

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CONFIRMED! SG COMPANIES TAKE LONGER TO PROMOTE EMPLOYEES

Another survey that will probably confirm what we have all been thinking and saying all these years about. Jobstreet.com had released a report that showed workers in Singapore have to wait much longer than others in the region to get a promotion, and they hold different views from employers on how one gets promoted at work.

The findings also indicated that companies here take close to four years to offer formal promotions to employees, which is about a year longer than those in the region. However, workers here perceive that a promotion is given in about five years. So, give and take one year, then the reality and perceived thinking about promotions are not that far off. Sometimes, promotion is just a token act, and the benefits and remuneration that comes with it does not really change that much.

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MORE PEOPLE GETTING RETRENCHED IN SG, WILL YOU BE NEXT?

Reports in the media today indicated that the number of people in Singapore getting retenched or getting their contracts terminated had increased, as compared to previous years.

According to the report, economic restructuring and slower growth took a toll on the labour market last year, which saw the highest number of layoffs since the global financial crisis in 2009, as a total of about 19,000 people lost their jobs, as compared to 15,580 the year before. According to MOM, retrenchments alone hit 16,600.

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