Pandemic-era notification to MOM about wage cuts to cease from Aug 1

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Employers with 10 or more workers will no longer have to inform the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of wage cuts taken in the name of cost-saving from Aug 1.This comes as average monthly notifications fell to eight on average in the first three months of this year, compared with a…

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Foreign workers say day out is a boost to mental health as Covid-19 rules mostly lifted

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Foreign workers who returned in droves to popular locations on Sunday (June 26), as restrictions limiting their movement were mostly lifted, said the day out with friends has helped with their mental health.While they could freely visit community areas since last Friday, many still chose to apply for a Popular Places Pass…

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1-month foreign worker levy waiver for Chicken slaughterhouses

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Chicken slaughterhouses here, impacted by Malaysia's chicken export ban, will receive a one-month waiver of the foreign worker levy to help support employers and preserve industry capabilities. The measure, part of a $1.5 billion support package announced on Tuesday (June 21) by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, helps Singapore's…

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Can work pass holders be allowed to drive Malaysian-registered vehicles into Singapore for daily use?

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Yes.Any person who is not a resident of Singapore, but holds a Work Pass issued by the Ministry of Manpower, may drive a foreign vehicle in Singapore if ALL these conditions are met:However, you need to ensure that the vehicle is kept outside of Singapore for at least 6 hours a day.Work…

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Online bite-sized workplace safety courses to be piloted for foreign workers

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 A pilot initiative offering online bite-sized courses on workplace safety for foreign workers was announced on Sunday (May 29) by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC).The initiative is meant to uphold higher workplace safety and health standards among foreign workers here.Workers can take the courses…

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Construction firms facing manpower woes despite borders reopening, leaving projects in flux

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As border controls ease, more construction workers have been entering Singapore to help ease the manpower crunchAt the same time, many workers are also leaving to go home, the first time in two years for many of them Productivity has thus taken a hit with the inflow of less-skilled workers and…

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More Foreign Workers Needed

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'More foreign workers needed': Businesses call for reclassification of services sector to tackle manpower crunchThe Singapore Business Federation put out a report on how to address the ongoing manpower deficitIt is proposing that the Government reclassifies the different businesses within the services sectorThis will allow businesses that depend more on…

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Johor feels strain of manpower crunch as Malaysians job hunt in Singapore for better pay

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The reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore border has resulted in some sectors of the economy in Johor being affected as Malaysians are seeking jobs in Singapore due to better pay when converted to ringgit.Online news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported this morning that hotels in Johor are facing major manpower…

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Singapore companies see jump in job applications from Malaysians after border reopening announcement | Video

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With the land border to Malaysia set to fully re-open next Friday (Apr 1), Singapore companies are already seeing a jump in work permit applications from Malaysian workers.https://youtu.be/NnXR4iONXGMSourceWork Pass | Work Permit | S Pass | Employment Pass | Dependant Pass | Long Term Visit Pass | Letter Of Consent

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Higher medical insurance coverage for maids, foreign workers

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Employers of maids and other foriegn workers on work permits and S Passes will soon need to buy higher medical insurance coverage for their employees.They must buy plans with a minimum annual claim limit of $60,000 for hospitalisation and surgical procedures, up from $15,000 now.But they will no longer need…

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