Tag: PMET

Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC broadcast: PAP covers fulfilled promises, SDP focuses HDB issues and jobs

Singapore – The political broadcasts for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on Monday (July 6) featured teams from the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). The PAP highlighted "fulfilled promises", while the SDP focused on ground complaints and job creation for local PMETs...

Public responds to S’pore’s reliance on foreign workers, saying it’s all about salary

Singapore – The public expressed their voice regarding the ongoing issue of Singapore's reliance on foreign workers and foreign talents, saying it all boils down to money. According to a channelnewsasia.com report published on Tuesday (June 9), it has been difficult for businesses to acquire...

Lim Tean: S$33 billion Fortitude Budget not as impressive as it looks

Singapore -- Commenting on the Government's S$33 billion Fortitude Budget, which adds to three earlier budgets aimed at helping businesses and individuals suffering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, opposition People’s Voice party chief Lim Tean has queried the amount mentioned because it...

Netizens weigh in on jobs for foreign workers and locals

Singapore – In response to a comment on a social media post regarding Foreign Workers (FWs) and Foreign Talent who are Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), members from the online community shared their opinions on the matter, saying FWs are needed while the...

SDP’s 2020 Budget alternatives, proposes plan to ‘take Singapore forward’

Singapore – The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) released their take on the 2020 Budget and proposed their plans to "Take Singapore Forward" by addressing the cost of living, foreign PMETs and the CPF. On Wednesday (Mar 4), opposition party SDP, represented by Paul Tambyah (Chairman),...

Singapore’s top priority this year is job protection for PMETs: Analyst

Singapore — While the trade-reliant nature of Singapore’s economy has made economic cooperation and free trade its foremost priority on the whole, one analyst says that protecting jobs for Singaporean professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) is a top domestic priority. Writing on Friday in...

MOM says they will “consider the grounds” of SDP’s application to cancel Pofma correction directions

Responding to a rebuttal by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) after they were asked to correct two Facebook posts and an article on their website, the Ministry of Manpower replied on Sunday night (Dec 15), clarifying that there has been no "rising trend" of...

SDP pushes for reform of immigration policy: Hire S’poreans first, retrench S’poreans last

Singapore – The Singapore Democratic Party is pushing for changes on the immigration policy saying that the country “allows too many foreign workers into Singapore to displace local PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians).” Via a press release on June 8 (Saturday), the SDP proposed...

Singaporeans upset over rising retrenchment rates with concurrent influx of foreign professionals

After Singapore’s labour market saw saw higher unemployment and more retrenchments in the second quarter of 2018, Singaporeans attribute much of it to the influx of foreigners – specifically, to Indian Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET). As of June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

Retrenched PMET moved to tears after taxi driver who has been in the same situation refuses to accept payment

Facebook user, Paul Chua, has shared a moving story where he was touched by the kindness and generosity of a taxi driver in a moment of need that has permanently impacted his outlook on life. Chua had been freshly retrenched from his job as a...