Tag: MOM

“Can see but cannot touch”, says citizen regarding CPF

Singapore--A 60-year-old Keban Baru resident working part-time who wants to remain anonymous, criticized the CPF retirement scheme. He states how in order to withdraw from his CPF, he has to be 65 years of age. "I want to stop work already, but cannot" as he...

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...

Best to get ready and be prepared for more job losses: Josephine Teo

Singapore -- The Labour Market Report First Quarter 2020 was released on Monday (June 15) with Manpower Minister Josephine Teo addressing the impact that Covid-19 has had on the first quarter of the year. The latest numbers show that the situation in the first...

Netizens call MOM officer’s rude behaviour “disgraceful” as he ticks off foreign worker for not wearing a mask

A video of a man claiming to be an officer from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) who spoke rudely to a foreign worker at a construction site drew harsh criticism from netizens. In the minute-long clip which was circulated on WhatsApp Messenger and social media...

“We should not be overly alarmed” by Covid-19 cases in dorms: Josephine Teo

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo took to Facebook on Thursday (May 14) to appeal to Singaporeans to "not be overly alarmed" over the high numbers of Covid-19  cases among migrant workers, as these are but results of comprehensive testing. While a few of those...

Netizens praise WP’s Png Eng Huat for asking if operators, dorm owners are liable to pay share of workers’ costs

Singapore—In Parliament earlier this week, Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament Png Eng Huat asked Manpower Minister Josephine Teo if the owners and operators of foreign workers’ dormitories should be responsible for costs incurred in these facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, which has so...

“This too shall pass,” – Indian Superstar Rajinikanth’s Tamil New Year message to foreign workers

Singapore— Rajinikanth, one of the superstars of the Indian film industry, sent a message of support to the foreign workers in Singapore, many of whom are under quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis. The actor, born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad but who is popularly known as...

MOM finds several members of Singaporean workforce to be in violation of leave-of-absence order

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a recent statement, reported that despite the leave-of-absence (LOA) measures mandated by the Government given the Covid-19 outbreak, more violators have been caught. In turn, Singaporeans have taken to Facebook, calling on authorities to implement stricter measures in...

POFMA should only be for clear cut cases of falsehoods, not for interpretations of statistical data, says SDP

Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan and Vice-Chairman John Tan both took to social media reiterating the arguments they presented in court despite an unfavourable ruling. On Wednesday (Feb 5), the High Court dismissed the SDP’s appeal to set aside...

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...