7 Problems in Singapore That Piss Us Off

Is Singapore still a good place to live and work in? That is the question many Singaporeans have been asking ourselves. Here are 7 problems we’re pissed off about, and surely got more, but let’s start with these first. 1. Do we have enough money to retire? With financial commitments and dependents that even those […]

A Brexit analysis in one single Facebook post

Will the UK’s departure from the EU benefit those who voted to leave? No one would vote for a situation that would make him lose out, unless you’re a certain Adam who didn’t think his vote would count. Source Yet in the close, close fight on whether to stay or leave the EU, will those […]

The Funniest Copycat Members of Parliament In Singapore

On our tiny island of 5.5 million peeps, we have a grand total of 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) who sometimes irritatingly, like to copy each other (why ah?). We shortlisted three copycat MPs for your weekend snorting pleasure and ranked them in order of our Funny Copycat Index, which comprises: Lack of originality How […]

It’s not just the banking sector that is slowing down…the oil & gas sector too…

This year seems like it will be rough. If you thought it was just the banking sector that is affected, then you are wrong. The oil and gas industry is also going through some difficult times. Keppel Corp’s fourth-quarter net profit fell 44% while its full-year profit dropped to a 5 year low. It also […]

Job vacancies declining…and it’s gonna get tough

More bad news today.   The Ministry of Manpower released an annual employment report which showed that the number of job vacancies have dropped. According to the report, there were 116 job openings for every 100 job seekers between July to September 2015, down from 121 openings in the preceding 3 months and 143 openings in […]

We need a series of policies to make Singaporeans First

  What Keeps Singaporeans Up at Night? Recently, I have seen a number of threads of discussions about the very real possibility of a tightening labour market in Singapore. In a number of these threads, many people, rightfully, are concerned whether there will continue to be good jobs available. The concern is particularly strong amongst […]

The stupidity of xenophobia

  Not too long ago, I blogged about a deceitful Facebook post by Dr Chee Soon Juan. The main point about that blog post was about how Dr Chee took the quotes out of context and deliberately left out key parts of one of the quotes. That blog post was then reproduced (without my permission) […]

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 […]

Three Ways To Reduce Foreign Talent in Singapore

But will their departure lead to more good jobs for Singaporeans? As of June 2015, there are 180,800 Employment Passes in Singapore, MOM says. The number is climbing every year. What if we were to stop and even reverse the trend of hiring foreign talent? How do we even go about doing it? One way is […]

Employment, entitlement etc.

The question is always ‘What is the role of a labor movement?’ How much is about collective bargaining, how much is about social change for all workers? – Andy Stern Employment is not an entitlement, it is not a right and neither is it guaranteed. In a place like Singapore, where the unemployment rates are […]