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5 February 2021

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·      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)

·      More than half of Singapore's hotel rooms used in Covid-19 battle, not all can reopen for staycations: STB chief (Straits Times, 22 July 2020)

·      Muji says Singapore, Malaysia business not affected by US bankruptcy protection filing (Today, 21 July 2020)

·      Isolation, job uncertainty continues to take a toll on workers even after easing of circuit breaker measures (The Straits Times, 19 July 2020)

·      140k employers to get $4 billion in Jobs Support Scheme payouts from July 29 (The Straits Times, 19 July 2020)

·      Financial services a silver lining amid Covid-19 gloom (Straits Times, 17 July 2020)

·      Retrenchment is likely to rise”: Chan Chun Sing addresses post-GE plans (MSN, 17 July 2020)

·      Resorts World Sentosa to let go of staff amid Covid-19 impact to tourism industry (Mothership, 15 July 2020)

·      Singapore: Government orders removal of critical comments on handling of COVID-19 pandemic (IFEX, 12 July 2020)

·      Society must recognise potential mental health crisis following Covid-19, says Singapore doctor (Today, 10 July 2020)

·      Rolls-Royce to cut 240 jobs in Singapore due to Covid-19 impact (Straits Times, 9 July 2020)

·      Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown (Straits Times, 8 July 2020) 


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