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Jamus Lim’s ‘folksy wisdom’ remark

Jamus Lim’s ‘folksy wisdom’ remark

Jamus Lim Jo Teo and employers must be relieved with the brouhaha over Jamus Lim’s “folksy wisdom” remark about minimum wage, which the ST is helping to spin. For one thing, it takes away the heat they have been getting recently about diminishing the “Singaporean core” of businesses with foreign workers. For another,... 

Former union chief, Phey Yew Kok

Former union chief, Phey Yew Kok

Young Phey (right) In October 2018, former union chief, Phey Yew Kok completed his 5 year jail term and became a free man in Singapore. It was in December 1979 that Phey Yew Kok, as President of NTUC was charged for criminal breach of trust of union funds. He had stolen more than $200,000. Phey jumped bail and stayed in anonymity... 

32,000 workers take home less than $1300 each month

32,000 workers take home less than $1300 each month

I will be blunt with my comments. Koh Poh Koon disclosed in Parliament that about 32,000 workers take home less than $1300 each month, a minimum wage (MW) sum lower than what was proposed by WP’s Pritam Singh. So, what does that tell us? It told me a few things. One, setting our proposed MW at $1300 is too conservative.... 



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