Tag: Ministry of Manpower

SDP rejects Josephine Teo’s fake news correction directions, asks her to apologise

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) earlier today (Jan 2), has called on Minister for Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo to retract the POFMA Correction Directions she issued to the party last year (Dec 14) and issue an apology. In their statement today, the party says, “This...

MOM report: Highest job growth in 5 years, but unemployment numbers also on the rise

Singapore—The latest report from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), released on Thursday, December 12, shows that the total employment for the first three quarters of 2019 is the highest in five years. However, due to several factors, the numbers recorded for retrenchments and unemployment...

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...

More retrenchments, fewer jobs in 2019

Latest figures show a bleak trend in Singapore's labour market. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported in its most recent labour market study that retrenchments increased from 2,320 in Q2 to 2,900 in Q3. Service industries faced the most number of job cuts followed by manufacturing...

Maid alleges that she was only given one meal a day, and woken up at 5am with water splashed on her

A video of a foreign domestic worker crying about how her employer has mistreated her has been circulated on social media, going viral. In the video, uploaded on October 4, a maid was seen crying to another woman at the lift lobby of a Housing...

MOM: Fake employment pass application website is phishing for your personal info

Singapore — Another fake website is luring users into giving their personal information. The Ministry of Manpower identified the fake website (http://eponlinemom-sg. com) and warned everyone to be on their guard. The fake government website tells users to check their employment pass application status by typing...

“Treat our ageing workforce as an opportunity and not a burden” Minister Teo

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo expounded on government's announcements regarding the raising of retirement age and CPF contributions during the annual dinner of the Economic Society of Singapore on Thursday (Aug 22) held at the Mandarin Orchard hotel. Minister Teo stated that by regarding...

“We did not arrive at this date lightly” Minister Teo says regarding retirement, re-employment adjustment timeline

Singapore — Following PM Lee's National Day Rally announcements, much concern has been raised regarding the implementation of the retirement and re-employment age adjustment. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo addressed inquiries about the timeline for the policy and whether these plans are finalised despite Singapore's mid-term...

Jolovan Wham: Leticia in MOM video is “the Filipino domestic worker equivalent of brown face”

Singapore—Fresh on the heels of the E-Pay-Preetipls controversy which started with an advertisement getting called out for using a Singaporean of Chinese descent in brown face, activist Jolovan Wham pointed out in a Facebook post that Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower is doing the same...

Minister Teo cites “concerns about overreach” in abstaining from voting for ILO treaty against workplace harassment

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo cited "concerns about overreach" as the reason behind Singapore's decision to abstain from voting in the United Nations global pact against workplace violence and harassment. The International Labour Organization (ILO) proposed the Violence And Harassment Convention 2019 on June...