We need a minimum wage in Singapore

We need a minimum wage. All the poor people out there working should really be making more than a few hundred a month. Much more, if I may say so myself. As the saying goes, a stitch in time saves nine. If we have a minimum wage now, we will not be dealing with stupid problems like absolute poverty and extreme inequality like in Hong Kong.

A minimum wage that is fair, such as $10/hour will improve lives tremendously for many poor Singaporeans. All the cleaners, security guards will see their salaries improve tremendously. Scores of Singaporeans will be able to give their families a better shot at life. Once more my friends once more, we have done well in uplifting scores of Singaporeans from poverty to the middle class, and it is now time to do the same for the disempowered amongst us. We have to do more for them lest we get our comeuppance come our turn.

Many selfish people will think that minimum wage increase inflation, but are very happy when their own wages go up. Don’t they worry about inflation for others too? Their bosses now need to pay them more, and charge more for services/ goods, causing inflation for others. Somehow the selfish people are very okay with their own salaries going up, but when it comes to the poor, they are suddenly complaining about inflation! Many greedy business owners are also scared of minimum wage, desperately participating in forums and government discussions to push their narrative. Wow, I wonder who are the people snapping up condos, buying BMWs and keeping mistresses then! If businesses are struggling so badly, how come they still can afford their lifestyles!

Let us support and tell the government to implement a minimum wage. I hope us Singaporeans do this well, and let greedy businesses go to hell.

 

Disenfranchised Trokskyite

 

 

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22 Responses to “We need a minimum wage in Singapore”

  • Asd:

    Already have mini wage.. but not for you peasants of the country…

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  • David Neo - King Kong Elephant:

    The SIngapore system is set up to favour the elites. Want minimum wage can wait long long.Wvwn freelancers are not spared. If you agree on a amount for a job, the client will still haggle and ask for discount. A lot of corportae women act like that, like they are bargaining in a wet market.

    Country of cheapskates and cheapos – always want freebies and discounts. So many go JB save a few dollars – let the local shops languish. Drive expensive cars but don’t want to display parking coupon.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    MINIMUM WAGE! PFFFF!
    The obvious answer is already right in front of you.

    The 10 million population target! Don’t believe me? go scan the 2019 URA MasterPlan & go to HDB HUB see the new incoming estates.

    And the 10 million target number already tells you that the quality of the incoming flock isn’t going to be all first class migrants but majority will be masses of cheap labour from 3rd world countries!

    The mathematics will tell you that they will not be billionaires like James Dyson.

    On the same note, how can wages rise or even increase enough to offset the rise in living costs? Wouldn’t competitive pressures from many jobseekers drive down wage demands?

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  • RDB:

    @David Neo – King Kong Elephant:
    August 28, 2019 at 4:49 pm (Quote)

    Who are the “Wvwn freelancers”.
    “Wywn” are what type of workers?

    Do please check your postings before you post.

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  • pap clown and S$m gang:

    Asd:
    Already have mini wage.. but not for you peasants of the country…

    So very well said, bro.

    When pap says it needs to pay S$m otherwise it cannot get yesmen yeswomen to join pap, pap has set the minimum wage at S$m.

    So when pap Ljs and pap Cbs say no need minimum wage for 70% sheep, basically pap is two faced. One face says, own clan members need S$m minimum wage. That pap Cb Grace Fu cannot even say need S$m to maintain her Cb standard of living.

    Yet when it comes to 70% sheep who voted pap Ljs and pap Cbs to rob them blind, no minimum wage.

    In the end, it is the fault of 70% sheep. Why fight for someone who doesn’t want to fight for himself/herself? A waste of time.

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  • pap clown and S$m gang:

    David Neo - King Kong Elephant:

    Drive expensive cars but don’t want to display parking coupon.

    In our experience, these cheats are mostly cow boon hwan type from across the causeway, aka Msians.

    They PR here forever yet not a single thought for the local born who wastes years NSF NSR so that the Msian PRs can free ride on S$.

    But 70% has a choice. 70% sheep can right all current wrongs. If 70% sheep chooses to remain sheep, don’t bother. Why lift a finger to help those who don’t want to be helped?

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  • pap has the mandate:

    I only worked 48hrs for the whole month in a country that has minimum wage and I am getting S$1920….lol. Who cares about Stinkies, they voted for PAP, let them suffer under PAP. Serve Gutless Stinkies right, they deserve the suffering.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    @ Disenfranchised Trokskyite you said let greedy businesses go to hell.

    Greedy ? go get your brain check.

    People start business to make money…. do you start business to make losses ?

    People pursue higher education to have higher income…do you pursue higher education to make losses ?

    Millions millions of People Q up to join my PAP master grass root because they are also pursuing business for their gains.

    If you said businesses are greedy, then you yourselves also greedy otherwise why you ask for higher wages aka minimum wage ?

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • Harder Truths:

    For whom? The FT? They are the ones with all the real jobs now.

    $G citizens are slaves or unemployed – neither has wages.

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  • Decent Pay:

    Agreed.lets give the lower paying job a decent pay rise.
    It is tough for them and family to survive in this costly Singapore.

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  • Minimum Wage For Ministers:

    Of course we have minimum wage . Its for top civil servants and Ministers. All of them get a minimum of one million dollars. Maximum wage is the sky.

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  • Why Cannot ?:

    because with minimum wage;

    - You no longer have to worry about surviving from day to day.

    - Then you could have time to think about how did you get suck in this dire circumstances.

    - After some time, you may realise who is responsible for putting you and your family into this situation

    - Over time, it might occur to you that you can actually do something about it.

    - In time, the people who vehemently oppose to having min wage might no longer have the job to vehemently oppose giving you this min wage.

    We cannot have that. So, you cannot have min wage.

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  • TruBlu:

    ‘we’ oredy have MINIMUM WAGE in $ingaPOOR!
    ONLY FOR PAPple.
    in fact,’WE’ have MINIMUM WAGE OF ONLY $1 MILLION,’we’ try to add more but SHEEPPLE MAY NOT BE HAPPY Aand GE coming.

    we believe in KEEPING OUR PAPple HAPPY.
    as for SHEEPple,they die their business.

    afterall,sheep are meant to be $laughtered and barbecued,right?

    KEBABS OR LAMB CHOPS,anyone?

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  • Bobo:

    David Neo - King Kong Elephant:
    The SIngapore system is set up to favour the elites. Want minimum wage can wait long long.Wvwn freelancers are not spared. If you agree on a amount for a job, the client will still haggle and ask for discount. A lot of corportae women act like that, like they are bargaining in a wet market.

    Country of cheapskates and cheapos – always want freebies and discounts. So many go JB save a few dollars – let the local shops languish. Drive expensive cars but don’t want to display parking coupon.

    One couple spoke loudly at public place that their kids are damn smart. Do internet shopping for cheap price clothings, then go test wear at shop for the size that fits. Left the tried clothes in the bin then go home and purchase from website. It’s 30% cheaper than shop. WTF.

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  • Around Asia as of now:

    What’s their Minimum Wages?

    Hong Kong = S$ 6.60
    Taiwan = S$ 7
    South Korea = S$ 9.50
    Japan = S$11.50

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  • Bare Minimum:

    @ $10 an hour x 40 hrs a week = $400 x 4 weeks = $1600 a month. After CPF contribution, the amount he takes home is even lesser. This is barely enough for a local to get by with the high cost of living.

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  • David Neo - King Kong Elephant:

    Chinese Malaysians like to smell and lick PAP’s ka chng. They think Spore is their promised land. Would they vote to change their situation in their motherland?

    pap clown and S$m gang: In our experience, these cheats are mostly cow boon hwan type from across the causeway, aka Msians.

    They PR here forever yet not a single thought for the local born who wastes years NSF NSR so that the Msian PRs can free ride on S$.

    But 70% has a choice. 70% sheep can right all current wrongs. If 70% sheep chooses to remain sheep, don’t bother. Why lift a finger to help those who don’t want to be helped?

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  • David Neo - King Kong Elephant:

    There’s a lot of people in spore buy furniture online to furnish their new homes. They say internet a lot cheaper.

    The shops also need to pass on rentals to customers. So customers cheesed off and shop elsewhere.

    Even now, many fly overseas to watch rock concerts. Concerts here tend to suffer from over-the-moon prices, lousy sound system, reduced number of songs sung by rock star and no props. Some singers even come without a band.

    Bobo: One couple spoke loudly at public place that their kids are damn smart. Do internet shopping for cheap price clothings, then go test wear at shop for the size that fits. Left the tried clothes in the bin then go home and purchase from website. It’s 30% cheaper than shop. WTF.

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  • Already Have Minimum Wage:

    They already implemented minimum wage for ministars.

    The rest are peanuts and not worth the effort.

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  • Already Have Minimum Wage:

    Around Asia as of now:
    What’s their Minimum Wages?

    Hong Kong = S$ 6.60
    Taiwan = S$ 7
    South Korea = S$ 9.50
    Japan = S$11.50

    The joke is:

    The serfs, minimum wage = S$ 0
    If you have a job, count yourselves lucky,
    the perfected wage system is you-die-you-own-business.

    However, minimum wages for
    Grassloot, each, but possibly more, > 1 pack of chicken rice
    Sinki sleeping parrots in courtyard, each > S$14,000/mth
    High-grade Chosen court jesters, estimate >> S$1,500,000/yr, >>S$5,000/workday
    Third-key silent Jarga cum ribbon cutter and her clown prince, each estimate >> S$3,000,000/yr,>>S$10,000/workday
    why estimate is because nobody knows for exact, it’s a self checking system, so possibly it’s a cleaned unclean wage, perks, lucky dips, may not be included.

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    If the Government can set a minimum sum for CPF it should be able to set a minimum wage. But it doesn’t. Why? Most likely because setting a minimum wage would require determining the cost of living in Singapore which is quite high. Then it would become very clear that most Singaporeans are UNDEREMPLOYED. “Cheap” (no CPF) foreign workers not only took jibs from Singaporeans but they also depressed local wages.

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  • Pay me now BIATCH!:

    Aiyoh donch be kan cheong spyder, get agitated easily. Everytime the pop up ads block my vision…
    I meant even creative freelancers… Hirers always want free work from singers, designers, graphic artists, journalists. I read of instances where a big agency just steal ideas from individual blogs. So lazy and cheapskate to create themselves.

    Got another event organiser ask bands to sing for free, for exposure. The bands said to them:”F U C K Y O U!”

    RDB:
    @David Neo – King Kong Elephant:
    August 28, 2019 at 4:49 pm (Quote)

    Who are the “Wvwn freelancers”.
    “Wywn” are what type of workers?

    Do please check your postings before you post.

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