HOW INHUMANE COMPANIES RETRENCH BADLY

Another week, another retrenchment. Resorts World Singapore laid off about 375 employees following what the integrated resort said was a review of “its operational resources” amid falling profits in the gaming industry. CIMB laid off a dozen staff from its broking business in Singapore. The move came amid a dull period for the Singapore equity […]

Chan Chun Sing’s 1074 word essay has one message: the downturn is looming

When the Labour Chief spends his time to pen down all these words to warn you of a downturn, perhaps it might be good to pay some notice. You can read the article in full here. In case you haven’t noticed, there is economic slowdown in Singapore. Retrenchments have been announced and the country is […]

3 things you need to know about all this talk of productivity

Productivity growth has been a hot thing in the news, with several articles about using technology to minimise human effort in doing repetitive tasks, and cutting costs for businesses. In fact, to put it simply, productivity growth is the number one solution to all our problems, be it wages, immigration, public transport, and even healthcare! […]

Why being more productive can work out for you!

  Productivity, this overwhelming word that comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. It is what companies advocate, it is the primary umbrella under which the company can function and make profits. The more productive we are, the happier the management will be. This means the company earns more. But what is it in for […]

Your Letters: Flexible Work Arrangement: Not possible?

  You are a woman. You have just given birth. Your in-laws want you to spend more time with your child. Your husband wants you to spend more time with your child. YOU want to spend more time with your child. But the bills need paying, diapers need buying, milk powder is very expensive. How? […]

My workplace has these benefits, jealous or not?

  What’s the best way to raise employee morale than to make for a killer workplace? Here are ten offices in Singapore with corporate welfare that extend way beyond “20 days of paid annual leave per year”. A happy and motivated environment makes for creativity, inspiration, “out-of-the-box” thinking and greater productivity than a regimental, kill-joy […]

Heart to heart with union leaders, an intern’s experience

  This article is adapted from “NTUC This Week”   Prior to the interview sessions with the union leaders, my idea of union work was simple – to negotiate and bargain for better benefits for workers. I had never given much thought to the importance of union work, as I felt that unions were losing […]

Better jobs for all, a labour movement for all, tripartism for all

  Today marks the opening of NTUC’s Ordinary Delegate’s Conference (ODC). The ODC is a mid-term check and report on how much the Congress has done in the labour environment of Singapore. Our unions and labour movement works a little differently from our foreign counterparts – this is direct credit to a functional tripartite model. […]

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Rebuttal: Workers at the mercy of corporations

I’d like to draw your attention to this article produced on “where bears roam free”. For some reason, the writer decided to delete his own article from the site. Nverthless, I shall reproduce it here and my comments to this article are embedded within. I shall make my comments under the name of “Z”.   […]