Tag: Ministry of Manpower

Dormitory owner and manager charged over shockingly poor living conditions

Singapore — Jurong Penjuru Dormitory 1 and 2, Blue Stars Dormitory and The Leo, dormitories operated by Labourtel Management Corporation, were found by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to be in shocking condition, with cockroaches, broken light fixtures and showers, corroded staircases and railings. MOM...

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announces update on retirement age will happen before September

Singapore — Josephine Teo, the country’s Manpower Minister, announced via her Facebook account on June 11, Tuesday, that an update concerning Singapore’s Retirement Age and Re-employment Age will be coming before September. The Manpower Minister uploaded her post while in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is...

Singaporean falls to death into manhole at 1-Altitude, the world’s ‘highest alfresco bar’

Singapore—The death of a 26-year-old Singaporean man who fell into a manhole over the weekend at the 1-Altitude's rooftop bar is currently being investigated by both the police and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The man was reported to be a security officer with 1-Altitude...

MOM survey shows foreign workers satisfied with working conditions in the country

Singapore—A report commissioned by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and released on June 9, Sunday, shows that the country’s foreign workers are generally satisfied with working conditions in Singapore. Furthermore, the foreign workers who participated in the survey said they would also recommend Singapore as...

MOM reports that 489 residents have had their addresses misused by foreign workers and their employers since last December

Singapore—Ruzaidie Dar Sunik was shocked to discover that five people had registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) using his home address. Mr Ruzaidie is a resident of The Floravale, a condominium in Jurong West. Apparently, he is not alone. According to a report from...

Josephine Teo: Consensus to raise ages for retirement and re-employment beyond 62 and 67 a “significant milestone”

Singapore—In her May Day Message, Josephine Teo, the country’s Manpower Minister, called the tripartite consensus to raise the retirement age and re-employment age beyond 62 and 67 a “significant milestone,” as it will serve senior citizens who want to keep on working. This consensus was...

Tighter labour rules to reduce number of foreign workers in 2020

Several S-pass overseas services holders in Singapore are expected to be jobless by the early part of 2020. This is part of the country’s reduction scheme announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his recent budget address. Heng noted the foreign workers exceeded their five-year...

Employing minors as maids in Singapore becoming a dangerous trend

There is an increasing number of under-aged women being employed as maids in Singapore. In a 2017 report, at least 240,000 domestic workers were recorded based on the estimated data of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Of this, more than 200 workers were believed to...

Penang Culture F&B backing company fined S$94,500 by MOM for declaring fake salaries

On Monday, January 14, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that popular restaurant chain Penang Culture's backing company, GD Group, had been given a fine of S$94,500 for false salary declarations on work pass applications or Employment Passes (EPs). MOM has also prohibited GD...

MOM says FDWs should be given 3 meals a day, but many employers are not complying

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requires employers to provide Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) with three meals a day, enough for "a female engaged in moderate activity", but more and more FDWs are coming forward with disturbing reports that they are not receiving adequate food...