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Man falls 40m to his death at Tuas warehouse construction site

A man was found dead at the building site of an upcoming warehouse on Thurs after falling some 40m, the equivalent of 14 floors of a housing block. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi was working on the building of a…

Negotiations on wage increases for workers in security, landscape and lift and escalator sectors to be concluded soon: Tan See Leng

Workers in the security, landscape, and lift and escalator sectors may soon see their salaries increase further under the PWM, with tripartite partners “confident” they can conclude negotiations in the next few months, said Manpower Minister Tan See…

One in five migrant workers in dorms fully vaccinated against Covid-19: MOM

About one-fifth of migrant workers living in dormitories have been fully vaccinated. As at May 31, these 55,000 workers have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, MOM said on Tues. Another 67,000 have been vaccinated with one…

Workplace safety: How MOM inspectors help firms to fix the gaps

The piles of waste scrap metal and bales stacked up precariously that were seen at Esun Intl’s factory about six week ago were conspicuously missing when safety inspectors visited again on Fri. This was their third visit to…

Cases of false declaration of Singapore migrant workers’ salaries rising, says NGO

He was offered a job in construction with a monthly pay of $1,600, and was shown an IPA letter reflecting this. But when he received his first pay cheque, Ahmed discovered that his basic wage was only about…

11 firms fined for not ensuring work-from-home as default arrangement; authorities to increase workplace inspections

Eleven companies were fined for failing to ensure work-from-home (WFH) as a default arrangement for employees who are able to do so, MOM said on Mon. \It inspected over 530 workplaces for breaches of Safe Mgmt Measures (SMMs)…

Covid-19: Some employees still made to return to workplaces when working from home is first option

Her job in a web design agency could all be done from home, but her bosses still required employees to be in office. While there, her employers were often seen not wearing their masks. As Singapore is in…

MOM urges maids to stay at home on rest days, avoid crowded places when running errands

Since the new Covid-19 measures came into effect on Sun, the authorities here have stepped up spot checks on places popular with maids here. Enforcement action will be taken if they are found to have flouted the safe…

Concern for economic impact must be balanced against greater consequences

I refer to the article “Shortfall of 130,000 workers if S’pore had shut borders” (May 19). The figures provided by MOM do not provide a clear enough picture. They were based on the assumption that the borders were…

Firms, families would be severely affected by shortfall of 130,000 migrant workers if borders closed post-circuit breaker: MOM

Businesses and families would have been “severely affected” by a shortfall of 130,000 migrant workers including cleaners, construction workers and domestic helpers, if Singapore closed its borders after last year’s circuit breaker, said MOM on Tues. There would…

More breaches of safety, health rules at workplaces in S’pore

More than 3,200 WSH contraventions were found during inspections between January and April, almost double the 1,800 contraventions recorded the same period last year. MOM said the rise is due partly to more enforcement operations this year. Some…

Concern over workplace safety mounts as S’pore firms grapple with Covid-19 pressures

The squeeze on manpower as well as the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 crisis to projects in sectors like construction have raised fears about safety being compromised at worksites of late. Latest figures from MOM indicate that…

S$1m grant to nudge building owners to provide proper rest areas for outsourced low-wage workers

More than 2,000 outsourced workers in essential services — including cleaners and security officers — are set to benefit from a S$1 million grant to nudge building owners to provide them with rest areas. MOM said on Fri…

Impose ‘safety levy’ on employers of migrant workers to put stop to fatal lorry crashes

Recently, it saddened me to read reports of migrant workers being hurt or dying in accidents involving the lorries they were on. These workers are vital to our economy and especially to the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.…

Singapore reviewing if more can be done to help firms hit by labour crunch, entry curbs: Tan See Leng

Authorities are “very mindful” of the labour crunch that companies in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors are facing, and will continue to review if additional support measures are needed, said Second Minister for Manpower Tan See…

Higher foreign worker levy rebates as COVID-19 measures tighten labour supply

Companies in the construction, marine shipyard and process (CMP) sectors facing a labour crunch and increased costs because of COVID-19 restrictions will get some reprieve in the coming months. Around 15,000 such firms will see an increase in…

Covid-19: Singapore to put off letting in work pass holders from higher-risk countries it had approved earlier

MOM said that it will be revising the entry dates of work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions who have already obtained entry approval, and it will no longer be accepting new entry applications. These entry restrictions…

MOM takes collaborative tack with dorm operators, residents

Inspectors from MOM used to visit the dormitories for foreign workers managed by Mr Eugene Aw only once or twice a year. Such visits tended to be officious affairs, with MOM inspectors checking if the dorms complied with…

Plans to relax restrictions on migrant workers’ movements on hold amid recent dorm Covid-19 cluster

Plans to relax restrictions on the movements of migrant workers have been put on hold, given the recent dormitory cluster and surge in infections in some of the workers’ home countries, Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng…

Some quarantined Westlite Woodlands dorm residents fear missing second vaccine dose; MOM says jabs will be rebooked

Some foreign workers placed in quarantine after a Covid-19 outbreak at Westlite Woodlands dormitory said they fear they might miss out on a second dose of their vaccination as a result. However, MOM has said they will get…

Pre-emptive COVID-19 testing at dormitories, worksites after new cases detected

Pre-emptive COVID-19 tests are being conducted in dormitories and worksites following a new cluster of infections at Westlite Woodlands Dormitory. More than 5,500 workers were tested between Apr 23 and Apr 26, MOM said on Wed. The tests…

Nearly 900 workplaces inspected for COVID-19 requirements in April, about 10 firms fined: MOM

About 900 workplaces have been inspected since the start of Apr to ensure that they have implemented COVID-19 safe mgmt measures, said MOM on Sat. Fines have been issued to about 10 companies. MOM provided the figures as…

Purpose-built dorms now 60% filled, down from 88% a year ago

The average occupancy in purpose-built dormitories (PBDs) for migrant workers is around 60 per cent of their maximum limit today, down from 88 per cent a year ago, the authorities said on Fri. This is because some workers…

Bangladeshi worker dies after part of excavator fell on him at Ubi worksite

A 37-year-old Bangladeshi foreign worker died on Thurs after part of an excavator fell on him at a worksite in Ubi. In response to TODAY’s queries, MOM said on Fri that the man had been assisting his co-worker…

Covid-19 cases at Westlite Woodlands dorm mostly from marine sector; stop work order issued at worksite

The 19 workers from Westlite Woodlands dormitory who tested positive for Covid-19 are mostly from the marine sector, and a stop work order has been issued for their worksite, said Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng on…

7 ministries get new ministers in major Cabinet reshuffle

Seven ministers will switch portfolios in a major Cabinet reshuffle, PM Lee announced on Fri, two weeks after DPM Heng had said that he will step aside as the leader of the fourth-generation PAP leadership team. This means…

S’pore to see further delays in housing projects from tighter Covid-19 curbs on migrant workers: Lawrence Wong

The move to ban long-term pass holders and short-term visitors from India from entering Singapore will have a major impact on the construction, marine and process (CMP) sectors here, said Minister Lawrence Wong on Thurs. The construction sector,…

Dormitory residents who have recovered from COVID-19 no longer exempt from routine testing

Dormitory residents working in the construction, marine and process sectors who have recovered from COVID-19 will no longer be exempted from rostered routine testing. “They will be enrolled back on RRT (rostered routine testing) once they have passed…

7 more workers at Westlite Woodlands dorm test positive for Covid-19, bringing total to 19

Seven more workers from the Westlite Woodlands dormitory have tested positive for Covid-19 after recovering from past infections, bringing the total number of cases at the dormitory to 19, MOM clarified on Thurs. The cluster first began when…

11 more Westlite Woodlands dorm residents test positive for Covid-19 after initial case detected

Another 11 dormitory residents from Westlite Woodlands have tested positive for Covid-19, including 10 who have recovered from the disease, MOM said on Wed. This comes after a 35-year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker staying at the dormitory tested positive…

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