Tag: Ministry of Manpower

MOM will not mandate domestic helpers to stay home on rest days

Singapore – Josephine Teo shared a story of their domestic helper and noted there would be no Ministry of Manpower (MOM) “mandate” on keeping domestic helpers at home on rest days. The Minister of Manpower took to Facebook on Sunday (Mar 22) to provide an...

Netizens see allowance given to firms affected by M’sian lockdown as proof of SG’s over-reliance on foreign workers

Singapore—In a press conference on Tuesday (Mar 17) the day after Malaysia announced it was launching a two-week lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Manpower Minister Josephine Two announced that businesses that would be affected by Malaysia’s restrictions would...

Josephine Teo says MOM’s immediate priority is to prevent large-scale job losses amid Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore – The Minister of Manpower has announced that the outlook on the labour market for 2020 has "become very uncertain" because of the Covid-19 outbreak and that the prevention of large-scale job losses continues to be the immediate priority. On Thursday (Mar 12), Ms...

Woman pleads guilty to ordering her maids to slap and pour water over each other

Singapore—A 62-year-old woman admitted that she had her three domestic helpers slap or pour water over each other whenever she was unhappy with their work. Mdm Kan Choi Yit entered a guilty plea in court on Thursday (March 12) to one charge of instigating her...

Employers to notify MOM of cost-saving practices that affect workers’ wages

SINGAPORE — Beginning Thursday (March 12), all companies are required by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to notify them of any cost-saving measures that will affect the monthly salaries of their employees. On Wednesday (March 11), Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo shared the ministry's new...

Netizens back Pritam Singh’s concern over Govt ability to enforce Stay-Home Notices

Singapore -- Workers' Party leader Pritam Singh voiced concern in Parliament on Feb 18 about the mandatory Stay-Home Notice effective from 11.59 pm that day for individuals returning from China. According to the Ministry of Manpower, all work pass holders who return from China have...

Josephine Teo: 75 percent white-collar jobs in growth sector filled by locals

Singapore—In relation to local-foreign workforce balance being one of the most pressing concerns important to Singaporeans today, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 18) that three out of four, or seventy-five percent of white-collar jobs in growth sectors including healthcare,...

S$12,500 fine for two women illegally employing maids in chili paste-making businesses

Singapore—A fine of S$12,500 was meted out on Thursday (Feb 6) to a woman who had her daughter’s two domestic helpers illegally working in her cleaning and chili-paste making business. Her daughter was fined the same amount for abetting her in the illegal activity. The...

14-day leave of absence mandatory for all workers returning from China

SINGAPORE — National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Thursday (Feb 6) that all workers returning to Singapore from China are being mandated to take a 14-day leave of absence (LOA) upon their return. Employers are being asked to coordinate with the Ministry of...

Judge dismisses SDP’s Pofma appeal relating to local PMET employment statistics

The High Court has dismissed the Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) appeal to set aside  Correction Directions issued against it under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma). Calling the party's statements "false in the face of the statistical evidence against them", Justice Ang...