LABOUR ISSUES

More ex-employees file claims against Honestbee

A total of 77 former employees of struggling start-up Honestbee have filed claims for non-payment of salaries as of last Wednesday.

Honestbee sheds 80% of staff, delays salary payment

Struggling start-up Honestbee has laid off about 80 per cent of its staff in the wake of the temporary closure of its grocery store Habitat.

Bosses should be fair during virus crisis, people should go back to spending: Josephine Teo

MANPOWER Minister Josephine Teo has called on employers to be fair and open with workers even as companies here take a hit from the impact of the global Covid-19 outbreak.

Greater effort needed to end workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination has come to the fore, with the Government announcing tougher penalties against it. Independent research data by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) indicates the range...

Government will step up efforts to help re-train middle-aged workers

SINGAPORE - The government will step up efforts to train middle-aged workers in their 40s and 50s with new skills to take on jobs of the future, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said...

Close to half a billion people jobless or underemployed: UN

GENEVA • More than 470 million people worldwide are unemployed or underemployed, the United Nations has said, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.

Citi adjusts pay of women who do same work as men

Citigroup has adjusted the pay in Singapore of women who earned less than their male peers for doing the same work, the latest action in a growing trend of companies and countries seeking to close...

60%-70% of jobs created by new investments in 2019 will be in PMET roles: EDB

SINGAPORE - Around 60 to 70 per cent of the jobs created by the foreign investment attracted here in 2019 will be for professionals, managers, executives and technicians, a category known as PMETs...

Firms to pay heavier price if they don't give locals a fair shot at jobs

Employers who discriminate against locals when they recruit now face stiffer penalties and could be prosecuted in court if they make false declarations on their hiring considerations.

Logistics firm first to be charged with false declaration on fair hiring of Singaporeans

SINGAPORE - Ti2 Logistics was charged in court with making a false declaration in an employment pass application that it had considered local candidates fairly before trying to employ a foreigner...

New poll highlights concern over gig workers' prospects

Food delivery riders and ride-hailing drivers in Singapore tend to be young and low-income, a survey found.