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Veteran migrant workers: Singapore is land of opportunity

Veteran migrant workers: Singapore is land of opportunity Mr Rahim Islam has stayed at Kim Keat Avenue for the past twelve years and considers this neighbourhood his home in Singapore.PHOTO: JOEL CHAN SINGAPORE – When Mr Rahim Islam first arrived in Singapore in 1999, there were just two MRT lines – the North-South and East-West …

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Robertson Quay gathering: 2 Britons’ work passes revoked, banned from working in Singapore

Robertson Quay gathering: 2 Britons’ work passes revoked, banned from working in Singapore SINGAPORE: Two men who took part in a social gathering at Robertson Quay during Singapore’s COVID-19 “circuit breaker” period have had their work passes revoked, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Sep 24).  Britons Daniel Olalekan Olasunkanmi Olagunju, 30, and Alfred Jon Veloso Waring, 34, …

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Workers at Toh Guan Dormitory to be tested for Covid-19 more often

Workers at Toh Guan Dormitory to be tested for Covid-19 more often SINGAPORE – Residents at Toh Guan Dormitory will be undertaking additional routine testing for Covid-19 as part of a pilot programme to understand the impact of more frequent testing on earlier detection of asymptomatic cases among migrant workers. In a statement, the Ministry …

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Work pass changes unlikely to affect plans of foreign firms

Work pass changes unlikely to affect plans of foreign firms but companies caution against anti-foreigner sentiments SINGAPORE: International companies in Singapore said the Government’s move to raise the minimum salary requirement for foreign workers will not affect their plans here, as many firms already make an effort to hire locals. When they do turn to …

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Govt Always On The Side Of Citizens On Jobs

Govt Always On The Side Of Citizens On Jobs, But S’pore Cannot Send Signal It Is No Longer Welcoming, Says PM Lee SINGAPORE – When the Government works to attract companies into Singapore and to create jobs, its ultimate aim is always to improve the lives of Singaporeans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on …

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Employment Pass Quota

Parliament: Employment Pass Quota Not Unthinkable, But Probably Unwise, Says Josephine Teo SINGAPORE – Imposing quotas on higher-end foreign professionals on Employment Passes (EPs) is not unthinkable, but such a move would probably be unwise, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Tuesday (Sept 1). It is much better to use salary requirements to ensure companies can …

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Tightening of Work Pass Requirements

Tightening of Work Pass Requirements The Government’s criteria for approving work passes have been regularly updated to enable businesses to grow as well as to support employment opportunities for locals. Since the most recent round of adjustments announced in Budget 2020, the Government has been closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global and domestic …

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Minimum qualifying salary to rise by S$600 for Employment Passes and S$100 for S Passes, higher requirement for financial services

Minimum qualifying salary to rise by S$600 for Employment Passes and S$100 for S Passes, higher requirement for financial services SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Aug 27) announced a slew of changes to its foreign workforce policy, including raising the minimum qualifying salary for Employment Passes and S Passes for the second time this …

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New insurance scheme for migrant workers’ medical bills

Addendum to President’s Address: New insurance scheme for migrant workers’ medical bills; better wages for locals a key priority Work Pass Singapore SINGAPORE – An insurance programme will be developed to help employers manage unexpectedly large medical expenses of migrant workers, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Wednesday (Aug 26). The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) …

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Minimum salaries for Employment Pass and S Pass holders to be raised

Minimum salaries for Employment Pass and S Pass holders to be raised Work Pass Singapore SINGAPORE – Companies will need to pay foreign professionals and mid-skilled workers higher salaries in order for them to qualify to work in Singapore. The impending hike in the salary criteria for Employment Passes (EPs) and S Passes is part …

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