Reminder: 13th month is not a bonus

Singapore employees be forewarned: the 13th month payment is not a bonus. Here is why: In Singapore, salaries are paid and negotiated on a monthly...

NTUC: Expect 31% more retrenchment this quarter as Singapore goes into recession

According to a media interview, NTUC expects 31% more retrenchment, at 234, this coming Jan-Mar quarter this year as compared to the first quarter...

Dear Boss, please give me a good reason why I should not resign

Dear Boss, you want higher productivity but you also want lower salaries and longer working hours. You keep comparing your SME company to a...

Singapore LTA ban GrabHitch, threaten 6-months’ jail

The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) today (Jun 20) cautioned the public not to use GrabHitch, a new innovative Malaysia-Singapore cross-border car-sharing mobile application...

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say: Wages are too high

Speaking at a conference for businesses, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say complained that wages in Singapore are too high and that productivity gains are...

Foreign Minister Vivian to launch direct hiring scheme for fresh graduates from Indonesia

During a diplomatic visit to Jakarta, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is thinking of launching a direct hiring scheme for fresh graduates from Indonesia universities....

80 year old Singaporean cleaner died working

An 80 year old Singaporean elderly dish collector literally worked to death on Wednesday (July 20) at Adam Road Food Centre. At around 8.30am,...
Photo of Teo Chee Hean from thestraitstimes

Minister Teo Chee Hean: Foreigners can apply for S$3,800 fresh grad engineering jobs in...

In other countries, only foreigners with years of experience and accredited qualifications can apply for specialist jobs like engineering. However this is not the...

Mitsubishi Elevator Singapore blame Young Singaporeans for lack of lift technicians

Lift maintenance company Mitsubishi Elevator Singapore blamed young Singaporeans for wanting "glamour", high salaries, comfort and "visibility" when Singapore does not have enough lift...

Ministry: Poverty in Singapore reached worst ever, jumped 43.45% in 3 years

In the latest statistics provided by the Ministry of Social and Family Affairs (MSF), families living in poverty and relying on ComCare assistance jumped...

Latest article

Vladimir Putin just injected the new Russian vaccine into his daughter

President Vladimir Putin yesterday declared a vaccine for the coronavirus and even declared that he injected the new vaccine - named "Sputnik V" -...

“National Day” celebration is childish

Watched a youtube video of Singaporeans waving their national flags to military vehicles parading in their neighbourhood, and I find such behaviour... childish. In my...

Pro-China? Anti-China? Neither

Compared to the rest of the world, Australians are at the forefront of defending democracy and human rights. A recent publicly-funded university ran into a...