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20 November 2020

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Singapore

·      Fine for manager who wrongfully confined 3 foreign workers for 42 days amid Covid-19 outbreak (Straits Times, 17 September 2020)

·      Construction demand to plunge this year after COVID-19 stalls projects (CNA, 17 September 2020)

·      Amid work pass review, Singapore must not close off from world to succeed post-COVID (CNA, 15 September 2020)

·      Front-line workers had to be prepared despite little info on coronavirus (The New Paper, 14 September 2020)

·      Retrenched SIA workers will get help to find new jobs: Ong Ye Kung (Straits Times, 11 September 2020)

·      2,400 SIA staff affected by job cuts amid Covid-19 fallout (Straits Times, 10 September 2020)

·      Nearly 75% of Singapore firms accelerating digitalisation due to Covid-19 (Straits Times, 10 September 2020)

·      Singapore’s poorest stay in lockdown as others move freely (Bangkok Post, 9 September 2020)

·      United Airlines' Singapore staff not affected by carrier's plan to cut 16,370 workers (Straits Times, 3 September 2020)

·      Routine Covid-19 testing: Deadline looms for 62k workers (Straits Times, 2 September 2020)

·      Over 13,000 training places for employees in hard-hit aerospace sector; 35,000 other workers tapped support (Straits Times, 1 September 2020)

·      62,000 workers due for COVID-19 rostered routine testing ahead of Sep 5 deadline (CNA, 1 September 2020)

·      Maybank Singapore to offer 100 traineeships to fresh grads, mid-career workers (Straits Times, 1 September 2020)

·      Union leader urges tougher measures to tackle hiring bias, including EP quotas and ending tax breaks (CNA, 31 August 2020)

·      Ground handling firm dnata retrenches Singapore employees due to COVID-19 disruption (CNA, 28 August 2020)

·      Minimum salaries for Employment Pass and S Pass holders to be raised (Straits Times, 27 August 2020)

·      Singapore Expat Jobs Under Threat in Recession, Local Hire Push (MSN, 27 August 2020)

·      Boosting social supports, safety nets: Helping Singaporeans get through Covid-19 (Straits Times, 26 August 2020)

·      Opening up travel one step at a time (Straits Times, 25 August 2020)

·      Jobs top priority for next few years; economy must transform quickly (Straits Times, 25 August 2020)

·      Employers reminded to schedule migrant workers for routine testing: MOM (Straits Times, 19 August 2020)

·      How Singapore Flattened the COVID Curve Among Migrants (VOA, 19 August 2020)

·      DPM Heng announces $8 billion more in Covid-19 measures, extends Jobs Support Scheme (Straits Times, 17 August 2020)

·      NTUC’s proposed Fair Retrenchment Framework to be incorporated into tripartite advisory (Straits Times, 17 August 2020)

·      National Wages Council to reconvene, aims for updated guidelines by September (CNA, 14 August 2020)

·      40,000 foreign workers can resume renovation, certain types of work without needing BCA approval (CNA, 13 August 2020)

·      COVID-19: 24,000 offered jobs, work attachments under SGUnited package between March and July (CNA, 11 August 2020)

·      Singapore sees slow recovery as economy plunges by record  (Bangkok Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Singapore to subsidise Covid-19 healthcare costs of some outbound travellers from today (Malay Mail, 7 August 2020)

·      7-day stay-home notice period for Malaysian workers in Singapore decided based on risk assessment (Straits Times, 6 August 2020)

·      Spate of Suicides Among Migrant Workers in Singapore Raises Concern (New York Times, 6 August 2020)

·      Nurses’ Day: Nurses on the frontlines share how Covid-19 has changed their personal lives and work (Today, 3 August 2020)

·      Foreign worker levy waiver, rebates to be extended (Straits Times, 2 August 2020)

·      Government sets aside $320 million to cover further extension of foreign worker levy rebates (Straits Times, 1 August 2020)

·      New roles for laid-off Singapore workers may not be perfect fit (Business Times, 28 July 2020)

·      Coronavirus: Singapore's last-line defenders make critical decisions daily to save patients in the ICU (Straits Times, 26 July 2020)

·      Retrenched workers: Govt will be generous with support but firms also need to 'play ball', says Tharman (Straits Times, 23 July 2020)

·      New social compact, activist governments needed for a post-Covid-19 world (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

 

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