Tag: Foreign labour

Minister Teo to employers: Do not keep jobs to “closed circle of friends”

Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo addressed employers from 50 different firms during a conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (Nov 21). She spoke about the responsibility of employers to practise fair and just hiring and promotion for their employees. Such practices, she...

Singaporeans upset over rising retrenchment rates with concurrent influx of foreign professionals

After Singapore’s labour market saw saw higher unemployment and more retrenchments in the second quarter of 2018, Singaporeans attribute much of it to the influx of foreigners – specifically, to Indian Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET). As of June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

Noisy Singapore slips in competitiveness

Has HK beaten Singapore due to foreign labour uproar? Singaporeans noisy disapproval of foreign workers within their midst could have cost the country in its race to competitiveness against Hong Kong, with the former British territory now under Chinese rule, emerging as a clear winner. The...

Labour issues: It’s important

The country will know in six months the causes of the Little India riot and whether “unhappiness among foreign workers” led to that. But, no matter whatever the findings are, a closer look at foreign worker issues in Singapore is mandated. A Committee of Inquiry...

Productivity: Still negative

In spite of the government's stated efforts “to achieve economic growth driven by sustained productivity improvements rather than manpower growth”, the productivity growth remains negative for the first half of 2013, to add to the contraction in 2012 IN the recently released findings by the...