BEYOND COVID-19: LABOUR RESTRUCTURING

Doing business without new foreign workers could become the new normal

More aggressive strategy will be needed to drive changes in sectors and companies, says Singapore National Employers Federation

Singapore

SINGAPORE has tried both the carrot and the stick to wean companies off over-reliance on foreign labour, but the novel coronavirus might just be the final straw for employers.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) put a de facto freeze on new work passes in mid-March - before a