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Having a shut-eye at Woodlands MRT station before their shift starts

Commuters at Woodlands MRT station would have noticed more than 20 people sleeping on benches and along a walkway there between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The adults, mostly men, were also spotted on the fringes of the…

Singapore’s agri-tech sector will add 4,700 jobs by 2030; new scheme launched to retrain mid-career workers for industry

Singapore’s high-tech agriculture sector is tipped to create about 4,700 jobs by 2030, with 7 in 10 roles for PMETs or skilled labourers. And 100 job seekers are expected to make the switch into agri-tech in the next…

Larger work-related events of up to 1,000 people can be held from Jan 3 with some restrictions

Businesses in Singapore can hold larger work-related events for 51 to 1,000 people from Jan 3, subject to conditions such as having participants who are seated or standing in fixed positions. There must be no mask-off activities at…

Foreign worker levy rebate for construction, marine shipyard and process sectors extended until March 2022

A S$250 foreign worker levy rebate for all work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and process (CMP) sectors will be extended until Mar next year, said MOM on Tues. The levy rebate was introduced last year…

Two other viable and safe entry lanes for migrant workers already exist

We refer to the article on the cessation of VTLs for construction, marine and process (CMP) and other dormitory-bound workers. The measures are necessary to ensure the safe inflow of workers while minimising importation risk. They allow us…

Manpower Ministry monitoring Omicron situation before further easing dormitory restrictions

MOM is monitoring the Omicron variant situation “very closely” before it further relaxes COVID-19 restrictions for migrant workers living in dormitories, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng. Speaking to reporters ahead of Intl Migrants Day on Sat, he…

Reachfield Security & Safety Management clinches top accolade at E50 Awards 2021

Reachfield Security & Safety Mgmt Pte Ltd, a 20-year-old provider of integrated security manpower and technology solutions, took the top spot among 50 winners in the 27th edition of the E50 Awards on Fri. Despite disruptions to manpower…

Migrant workers could get up to $100,000 in coverage

Migrant workers in Singapore, including maids, could get medical insurance coverage that is several times more than what is currently required by law, ST has learnt. As part of a review of medical insurance coverage for migrant workers…

Worker dies after being crushed by bundle of steel bars at HomeTeamNS Bedok clubhouse worksite

A Bangladeshi construction worker, 31, died last Sat morning after he was crushed by a bundle of steel bars that fell on him. At the time of the accident, the steel bars were being lifted by a tower…

97% of S’pore workforce fully vaccinated; experts call for calibrated return to office

Ninety-seven per cent of Singapore’s workforce have been vaccinated, and only about 75,000 employees are unvaccinated as at Dec 5, MOM told ST. Even though many organisations are well prepared to return to the workplace, this must be…

Construction firms expect latest Covid-19 curbs by MOM to further delay projects

Companies in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors are expecting their projects to be delayed by a few months. This comes after employers in these sectors were no longer allowed to make new applications for workers holding…

Singapore to cease entry of dormitory-bound work pass holders via vaccinated travel lanes

Employers of S Pass and work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and processes sector will not be allowed to make new applications for their employees to enter Singapore via the VTL from 11.59pm on Sat. This…

New primary care plan introduced to keep healthcare services affordable for migrant workers

A new primary care plan has been introduced to ensure that healthcare services for migrant workers are kept affordable, MOM said on Mon. Medical consultations and treatments, medical examinations for work pass purposes, and telemedicine services will be…

Worker killed in accident involving soil compactor at Changi East worksite

A migrant worker died last Thurs after an accident at a worksite for the upcoming Changi East project, which includes the construction of Changi Airport T5 and a third runway for the airport. The fatal accident took place…

Migrant worker accused of faking workplace injury acquitted after charges dropped

A migrant worker who was accused of faking a workplace injury to cheat his company was acquitted at the State Courts on Tues. Mr Kirpal Singh, 24, was charged on Apr 8, 2019, with making fraudulent claims for…

Worker dies after falling four storeys while trying to enter a boom lift in Boon Lay

A migrant worker died on Mon after falling from the fourth storey of a building that was under construction in Boon Lay. MOM said the fatal accident occurred at 22 Chin Bee Road. The 35-year-old Indian national, employed…

3,000 migrant workers in dorms allowed to go out each day from 3 Dec: MOH

With 98 per cent of migrant workers residing in dormitories fully vaccinated, some 3,000 of them will soon be allowed to go out each day, for up to eight hours each time, said the MTF on Mon. From…

Dirty communal kitchen in Punggol dormitory due to shortage in cleaning crew: MOM, dorm operator

A dirty communal kitchen at PPT1B dormitory in Punggol was due to a shortage of cleaners last weekend, its operator S11 Dormitories and MOM said on Fri. “This led to the accumulation of rubbish at one of the…

Employers of non-Malaysian transfer work permit holders can share COVID-19-related costs: MOM

Current and subsequent employers of non-Malaysian work permit holders who are transferring employment can share the costs of their SHN and related COVID-19 tests with immediate effect. Such costs can be shared if the transfer takes place within…

Workplace safety officers to get govt support as their role more critical now: Zaqy

When news of a virus outbreak in Wuhan broke early last year, Ms Christina Chua had to dust off the old protocols that her firm had used during the Sars epidemic in 2003. With little information to go…

Construction firms urged to move decisively away from labour intensive construction methods

MND has urged construction firms to reduce their reliance on migrant workers, as well as to “move decisively away from labour-intensive construction methods for new projects”. “We encourage firms to take this opportunity to transform, and tap on…

‘Shortcomings by all parties’ involved in Jalan Tukang dorm incident: MOM

There were “shortcomings by all parties” on the ground surrounding the incident at the Westlite Jalan Tukang migrant worker dormitory on Oct 13, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Koh Poh Koon in Parliament on Mon. This…

Ahead of Deepavali, vaccinated migrant workers visit Little India and offer prayers at temple

Crowds flocked to Little India over the weekend for last minute shopping ahead of Deepavali, which falls on Thurs. Adding to the numbers were vaccinated migrant workers from selected dormitories, many returning to the district for the first…

New measures to retain work permit holders in construction, shipyard and process sectors

New measures are being put in place to help ease the manpower challenges in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors, said MOM on Sat. Currently, prospective employers can hire work permit holders without the original employer’s consent…

Up to 3,000 migrant workers can visit Little India, Geylang Serai each week from Oct 30: MOM

From Oct 30, as many as 3,000 vaccinated migrant workers — up from the existing cap of 500 — will be allowed to visit Little India and Geylang Serai every week, for up to eight hours per visit,…

Beds set aside for foreign workers with Covid-19, over 97% of dormitory residents fully vaccinated

More than 5,000 beds have been set aside for foreign workers to recover from Covid-19 in centralised facilities that are typically located in larger dormitories, since the start of Oct. There are also some 6,000 beds in dormitory…

Company fined S$34,000 for making security officers work up to 20 hours a day due to manpower crunch

A security firm was fined S$34,000 on Tues for violating employment laws by making four of its employees work for more than 12 hours a day over several months last year. It was not Peregrine Security’s first time…

Reduce security officers’ shift from 12 to 8 hours

It is heartening to note the amendments to the Private Security Industry Act. SIC)in its forum letter also affirmed its commitment to continue to improve the skills, productivity, wages and career pathways of officers. There is another aspect…

Slightly more than half of migrant workers in Jurong dorm vaccinated or have verified status, says MOM

Fifty-five per cent of the migrant workers at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory have verified their vaccination status or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sat, MOM said. The remaining 45 per cent are pending verification or have…

MOM deployed ‘insufficient resources’ to transfer COVID-19 cases from Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory

MOM deployed “insufficient resources” for an “unexpected” increase in COVID-19 cases at Westlite Jalan Tukang dormitory, resulting in delays to the transfer of these cases to care or recovery facilities. Chief of MOM’s ACE Group Tung Yui Fai…

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