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News by Country: Singapore

5 February 2021

Singapore

·      Migrant workers in higher-risk dorms to get Covid-19 vaccines first (Straits Times, 1 February 2021)

·      Only 50% of Malaysian workers have returned since border reopening (Straits Times, 31 January 2021)

·      Some 400 Changi Airport workers cleared of Covid-19 in special testing ops (Today, 29 January 2021)

·      3,000 hotel staff in S'pore receive Covid-19 vaccination (The Straits Times, 28 January 2021)

·      37,000 front-line workers in aviation, maritime sectors expected to get Covid-19 vaccine within 2 months (Straits Times, 18 January 2021)

·      2 in 5 workers polled faced sexual harassment (Straits Times, 15 January 2021)

·      Singapore seeks to raise wages of bottom-rung workers (HRM Asia, 15 January 2021)

·      Low-wage workers, sustainability and the youth among issues to raise in Parliament (CNA, 14 January 2021)

·      NTUC to offer members counselling to deal with Covid-19 challenges (Straits Times, 8 January

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·      Employees in Singapore not getting COVID-19 vaccine not obliged to change duties (HRM Asia, 8 January 2021)

·      NTUC to provide psychological, financial aid to members stressed by Covid-19 pandemic (Straits Times, 7 January 2021)

·      Demand for new maids high despite extra costs amid COVID-19 restrictions (CNA, 7 January 2021)

·      Bangladeshi sues Singapore employer for virus ‘imprisonment’ (FMT, 6 January 2021)

·      Coronavirus pandemic has exposed inequality in Singapore and Hong Kong. To tackle it, start with wages (SCMP, 27 December 2020)

·      Covid-19 vaccine's in town; will hospitality, aviation workers be next in line for jabs? (Business Times, 23 December 2020)

·      Calls to ease curbs on migrant workers miss larger issues (Straits Times, 20 December 2020)

·      Covid-19: Singapore migrant workers infections were three times higher (BBC, 17 December 2020)

·      47 per cent of migrant workers in S'pore dorms have had a Covid-19 infection, say Manpower and Health Ministries (Straits Times, 15 December 2020)

·      Close to 5,500 jobs available in S'pore's healthcare sector; 3 in 4 are long-term positions (Straits Times, 10 December 2020)

·      Supporting migrant workers in Singapore: the role of civil society and regional institutions (ASEAN Today, 9 December 2020)

·      Workers' remittances in Asean drop in Q2 (The Business Times, 7 December 2020)

·      Unable to travel, employees struggle to clear unused annual leave while some firms adjust policies (CNA, 7 December 2020)

·      COVID-19 spurs more healthcare access for migrant workers in Singapore (CNA, 6 December 2020)

·      These workers were worst hit by the COVID-19 crisis (HCAMAG, 5 December 2020)

·      Construction firms urged to review safety protocols after 3 workplace fatalities in 2 days (CNA, 27 November 2020)

·      No bonus for civil servants this year; 2,400 lower-wage workers to get S$1,200 (Business Times, 27 November 2020)

·      Johor MB promises food baskets to Malaysian workers stranded in Singapore (Malay Mail, 26 November 2020)

·      250,000 Singapore workers had wages cut from March to September (Malaysia Kini, 20 November 2020)

·      PM Lee urges businesses to take care of workers amid changes (Straits Times, 20 November 2020)

·      Southeast Asia could gain as supply chains shift during the pandemic (CNBC, 19 November 2020)

·      MOM, NTUC, employer’s federation issue new advisory on mental well-being at workplaces (CNA, 17 November 2020)

·      Some maids caring for elderly suffer from overwork, interrupted sleep, abuse (Today, 12 November 2020)

·      Singapore moves up a notch to rank 9th in world talent ranking (Straits Times, 12 November 2020)

·      Singapore's Internet economy drops 24% in 2020; Vietnam, Indonesia see double-digit growth (The Business Times, 10 November 2020)

·      Migrant workers to get better mental health care support (The Independent, 9 November 2020)

·      Fintech sector to grow in Singapore: Labour chief (Straits Times, 4 November 2020)

·      Civil servants, public healthcare workers get more flexibility over leave (Straits Times, 4 November 2020)

·      Neglect of migrant workers could hurt Malaysia’s economic recovery (CNBC, 4 November 2020)

·      Singapore’s Financial Services Sector Is on the Brink of Disruption following COVID-19 Outbreak (Crowd Fund Insider, 4 November 2020)

 

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