Tag: Ministry of Manpower

Majority of retrenched workers in Resorts World Sentosa were foreigners

Singapore -- The majority of the workers laid off by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) last month were foreigners, leading to an increase in the share of local workers at RWS, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Thursday (Aug 6). One...

Another 47 firms added on watch list for possible discriminatory hiring; public highlights PMET issue

Singapore – The issue of hiring practices and preferences for PMETs was highlighted by the public after news of more firms were added to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) watchlist for possible discriminatory hiring. According to a straitstimes.com report on Thursday (August 6), one of...

Saved by fellow workers! Man was standing on 7th-floor window ledge of dorm

Singapore -- Videos of a foreign worker standing on a window ledge at a dormitory in Kaki Bukit circulated online on Friday (July 31). The man was eventually talked back in by his fellow workers. Facebook page 新加坡眼 Singapore Eye shared a couple of videos...

Singaporeans search for accountability as Josephine Teo remains Manpower Minister

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon said on Saturday (July 25) that Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo will remain in her current role. Members of the public responded by searching for accountability regarding how the Covid-19 outbreak among foreign worker dormitories was handled. PM...

Worker in dorm informed 3 weeks later he was Covid-19 positive

Singapore -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have apologised for an incident involving a migrant worker being informed he had tested positive for Covid-19 three weeks after his swab test. They said the delay was due to an...

Jolovan Wham: MOM’s restrictive advisory on maids worsens their already stressful lives

Singapore—Activist Jolovan Wham, a longtime champion of migrant workers' rights, has written a letter to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo that has since gone viral. Mr Wham wrote the letter after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) issued an advisory on Wednesday (June 17) for domestic...

Singapore must strengthen social compact and make sure no one is left behind: SM Tharman

Singapore -- In the fifth of the National Broadcasts on Singapore after Covid-19, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke on the theme, A Stronger And More Cohesive Society, on Wednesday (June 17). The overall theme involves solidarity, social cohesion and enforcing equal opportunities. Mr Tharman, who...

Woman worker, 60, dismissed suddenly because of “numerous complaints”

Singapore -- A 60-year-old woman received a letter terminating her services from a company where she worked for 13 years because of "numerous amounts of complaints received throughout the years". Her daughter, who highlighted the case in a Facebook post on Tuesday (June 16), has...

Netizens call to abolish providing “last-drawn salary” to avoid lowballing employers

Singapore – In response to recent news that jobseekers are not mandated to reveal their last-drawn salary to a potential employer, the online community called for the practice to be made illegal as it is still prevalent. Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo said in Parliament...

Josephine Teo explains 3-pronged approach to containing coronavirus outbreak in foreign workers’ dormitories

Singapore—Manpower Minister Josephine Teo took to Facebook to outline what MOM is doing to address the issue of the Covid-19 outbreak in foreign workers’ dormitories. Among the country’s 4,427 confirmed coronavirus cases, around 60 percent, or 2,689, are migrant workers. Moreover, 19 out of the...