MOM Labour Force in Singapore

3 Warnings MOM’s Labour Force Advance Release 2017 Reveals

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) just published its Labour Force in Singapore Advance Release 2017 showing key trends of the resident labour force in Singapore. Here are 3 important takeaways from the 43-page report that we should be warned to prepare for. 1. Our resident labour force is ageing If you are below 43 years, […]

Reactions to the National Wages Council guidelines prove Singaporeans are spoilt brats

  Here I was on a Friday morning, getting in to work a bit later than usual and turning on my laptop to try and jiak zua (aka eat snake) until the end of the day  (give chance la… weekend mood). So I log into Facebook and scroll my newsfeed but all I see are […]

Unpaid Employees Gather Outside MOM

More than 70 employees working in established nightspots in Clarke Quay were gathered outside MOM to lodge a complaint against their former employers for not paying their wages. The employees who worked for public-listed group Lifebrandz owners of popular nightspots in Clarke Quay such as Aquanova, Mulligans, Hopdog and Fenix room have not been paid […]

Discrimination In Singapore

Discrimination knows no bounds whether you’re local or a foreigner in the working world. There are always two sides to a coin and in the case of the workforce in Singapore, there have been tales of discrimination when hiring a local or from locals towards foreign workers. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently taken […]

Progressive Wage Model

Four more things the EA still needs to address

Daniel Yap works in the media industry and enjoys blogging on social and political issues. He is married with four children. He blogs also at:   April has come around and a long-awaited update to the Employment Act (EA) is in force. Salary caps for protection under the EA have been raised to $2,500 a month […]

Hazy logic

It’s funny how some people are so quick to judge and accuse that they sometimes don’t stop to think about what they’re saying. Especially when it comes to something as extraordinary as the haze we’ve been living with these past few days. I’m referring to this recent Facebook post and this article which show people […]

SG Conversations with the MOM: A level playing field

  “If you were an employer and you had to chose between two potential new hires: one a Singaporean asking for $2500 and the other a foreigner asking for $2000. Ceteris paribus, who would you hire?” This was one of the questions posed by one of the participants at a recent “Singapore Conversations” hosted by […]

Intern-al affairs

Seen the video of the intern getting attacked? Shocking isn’t it? In modern Singapore even! As an intern, it’s even more shocking to hear that not only the victim did not retaliate, but he also had to endure such treatments for a measly salary! I am curious how did he not realise that something was […]

Working behind the scenes

A recent post making the rounds on Facebook garnered quite a number of reactions in just a few hours. The post tells the story of a woman unfairly dismissed from her job because she got pregnant. In the end, she was compensated for her employer’s unacceptable (and illegal) treatment thanks to the intervention of the […]