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Firms in S’pore told to be responsible, sensitive if retrenching staff

Firms in S’pore told to be responsible, sensitive if retrenching staff Employers should consider ability, experience and lean towards retaining a Singaporean core A day after the National Wages Council issued fresh guidelines on pay, tripartite partners followed up with an updated framework for retrenchments signalling that the job situation ahead remains grim. Employers must ensure …

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Work pass privileges of 2 employers suspended after failing to arrange COVID-19 testing for workers

Work pass privileges of 2 employers suspended after failing to arrange COVID-19 testing for workers SINGAPORE: The Manpower Ministry (MOM) has suspended the work pass privileges of two employers after they failed to arrange for their foreign workers to undergo mandatory rostered routine testing for COVID-19. Action was taken after the employers did not provide valid reasons or submit …

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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 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 …

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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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