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

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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 of Manpower (MOM) and Ministry of Health (MOH)…

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Work pass changes unlikely to affect plans of foreign firms

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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 foreigners, firms said it is…

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Employment Pass Quota

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Parliament: Employment Pass Quota Not Unthinkable, But Probably Unwise, Says Josephine Teo 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…

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Tightening of Work Pass Requirements

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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

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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 year and introducing a higher salary requirement for…

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New insurance scheme for migrant workers’ medical bills

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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) will also carefully consider the cost-sharing model for higher standards in migrant worker dormitories, even as a stronger…

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

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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 of adjustments to foreign workforce policies to reflect the slacker labour…

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