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Employment loopholes from the opening of labour floodgates

I would divide Singapore jobs scenario into 2 eras

1. pre 2005, when Singapore had not signed bilateral economic corporation agreement with any other country , the jobs were strictly monitored by 3 to 1 quota system ( 3 locals for every FT) and very rarely , any exceptions made to it. In those days the local job seekers did not have much trouble finding “a job” yes finding “the job” was a bit of struggle but was an achievable target.

2. Post 2005, that’s where Singapore signed agreements such as CECP with India which opened up 314 categories of job, where a job Seeker only need a letter of appointment from a company and the quota system (3 to 1) was sidelined.

These agreements allowed Singapore government link Investment corporation exclusive investment rights in the countries such as India, so basically government of Singapore sold Singaporean jobs down the road for investment opportunity in another foreign land hence leaving the citizens of Singapore the double whammy as not only the jobs were gone but also the benefits of GLC link Investments in those countries never reached the citizens.

The new tactics by the foreign job Seekers made them favored among SME , most commonly the kickback aspect where the salary is declared much higher to qualify for Employment pass, where is the actual negotiated salary is much lower and every month the difference is payed back to SME big boss.

Imagine a ccompany employing 15 Ep holders who kickback 1500S$ a month “tax free”, “no accounting to IRS required” the big boss pockets 15000$ a month text free, very free then as if he hires 15 local citizens he has to pay employers CPF contribution every month on top of market rate salary with no personal benefit to him whatsoever.

Unless all these loopholes aren’t closed the job market for the local season will remain doomed.

Mubasher Ahmed
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23 Responses to “Employment loopholes from the opening of labour floodgates”

  • 4reigners extension of PAP:

    As far as PAP dominant politics monopolizing power over last 50 years supported feverishly by slavery mentality average 70% annual cohorts of electorate is concerned, THERE ARE NO LOOPHOLES.

    These are HOLES INTENTIONALLY LOOPED to FCCK a meek population. old man said ‘i m not unpopular if every 5 years 70% loved me’.

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  • thebastardPAPparty:

    PAP polices is like the shaddy town council transaction and bicycle purchase

    the FT policies is not well understood by the poeple and manipulated by the farking PAP
    the MOM and the 154th media is gagged and the truth is hidden from public scrutiny.

    NAZI PAP half truth and lies and manipulation!

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  • LIONS:

    Why are older sgs like RETIREES -see picture- fighting for
    Jobs for sgs when it should be the YOUNG SG VOTERS who
    should be more concerned?

    WHAT ARE THE YOUNG SG VOTERS THINKING WHEN
    THEY VOTED FOR PAP N ITS FT POLICY?
    Can the YOUNG SGS enlighten old sh uncles like thr one above n me?

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  • Bapak:

    Question is how much have they made on investing in India? More lost or gain? You know, want to make money from India, wait long long kena higong long time ok. Only stupid covernment run by paper generals will take the bite. India government is coming out with all kind of tricks to bait fools like PAP to sign CECA.

    Note: Human exchange part in CECA can be negotiated down. Japan did sign but you think Japan is foolish to open their door so wide to let so many IT Indians work in Japan? CB70 you better wake up. Supporting tr**tor is a sin.

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  • Cronies:

    Loopholes deliberately left for cronies?
    Establishment has 2 roles, one is to wayang for the public, the other is to keep their cronies happy.

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  • Never a PAP voter:

    PAP need to keep employing and give salary to useless people in GLC. If they are so good, PAP don’t need to pull so much strings. These are the people who make up most 70% of the voters. They are useless but employed by Government. Most “sensitive” job post cannot go to foreigners or even PR, so most still go back to Singaporeans in these government linked industries.

    I remembered when I was doing NS, they were trying to sell some military vehicles designed in Singapore to the US, can’t recall the vehicle name. But nobody wants to buy. So far I don’t see any new Internet technology or tech product which is made or designed in Singapore based on importing more India professionals here. PAP wants GLC to penetrate into other countries but if nobody wants products and services by these GLC overseas, what the use. Even I once heard, the privatization of SingTel so that they can venture overseas. Instead of building network overseas, they have to kill Singapore home grown company StarHub by stealing their soccer TV rice bowl. It the same story all the time, government linked companies or ex government companies, are not up to standard to venture overseas. Even SMRT, an ex government company, still stuck here and don’t have expertise good enough to build train network overseas. They only good in building retail shops at train stations.

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  • Trump big hands big genitals:

    Hire foreign workers is cheap

    Towkays need to offset the High Cost Of Doing Business In Singapore

    Many companies had relocated

    The only two jobs available in Singapore for now is
    1) sell food
    2) sell real estate

    But else is there left to do

    I watch GPS CNN,
    Driverless taxi kill jobs but cannot be help
    Factory fully run by machines
    Technology is here to stay

    Selling real estate?
    Soon you can buy a real estate on Mobile Apps

    Property Agents will need to sell food
    Start now, not later, learn to cook now

    In Singapore you can only apply to be MP or you sell food
    The rest are taken up by machines

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  • Never a PAP voter:

    All these bilateral agreement only meant to ensure all the GLC can win projects overseas and have enough budget to employ people. If they want to sign all sort of agreement to allow foreigners to come here and work freely. Then at the same time, they must come up with policy, that all Singaporeans born who are unemployed, but with education above GCE O or N level should be compulsory employed by the GLC if they seek to look for a job. Even those ex-convict minimum should be employed as cleaners if there are no other jobs within the GLC. Even if there are thousands of convicts employed as cleaners, then under the law, they need to employ them. With job banks keeping records of unemployed seeking jobs to be assigned posting. Sure this means PAP will get big headache, but this why they sign open door policy to ensure they attract foreign talent to bring profits here so Singaporeans can at least work as cleaners.

    If Singaporeans don’t want to work due to low pay and long hours, then it’s up to them, but the law should provide jobs for Singaporeans first. Then if these GLC cannot perform, they are free to employ top executive to run the show but under the premise that the company stay afloat while still employing Singaporeans. What we have now, top level GLC executive are getting hopeless, useless Paper Generals, then PAP have to keep coming up with policies to squeeze money from the citizens more, just so these GLC stay afloat. And there’s not even policy to employ Singaporeans first. If citizens have no more money, where to squeeze money from?

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  • Phantom-Observer:

    Looks like there is an influx of Indians lately. I see more of them then usual today. Did the PM visit to India prompted MOM to open up the flood gates for more global pundeks into this country. We are doomed!

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  • hhh:

    My dad company fortune 500, work force 500, was about 80% locals for 1980s; today it is 90% foreigners, 10% others, locals just a few.

    MOM is playing game la, as long as the company appeals and give a support letter, it will be approved.

    Do you think MOM does not know whats going on?

    Btw many of the third world imports already converted to PRs or new citizens. So they can claim actually a lot of locals but honestly they were invited by letters from PAP govt to convert.

    Remember 99% of the jobs went to FTs. But last GE, 70% voted for this continue. So what can we do about it?

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  • Conspiracy:

    This is no loop hole nor an accident. It is carefully planned and orchestrated to bring in tons of foreigners and foreign labour to replace and displace sinkies, for political and economic dominance at a time when their dominance may be challenged.

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  • Betrayed by PAP:

    PAP knows exactly what they are doing !!

    They have allowed FT to rape this country, so that Singaporeans will be become the raped victims and become slaves to foreigners, so that PAP will continue to be in power. There is no other explanation for PAP’s behavior. With so many new citizens, PAP has already secured a win in next GE.

    What can Singaporeans do now ? They can only curse the Ministers who did this and their MPs who voted for them, to suffer rectum cancer. Singaporeans are cursing them for screwing our children’s future. All of them must suffer cancer while in office.

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  • You Die Your Problem:

    I believe the PAPigs wanted the inflow of foreign labour, 6.9 millions has always been part of their plan.

    Bapak:
    Question is how much have they made on investing in India? More lost or gain? You know, want to make money from India, wait long long kena higong long time ok. Only stupid covernment run by paper generals will take the bite. India government is coming out with all kind of tricks to bait fools like PAP to sign CECA.

    Note: Human exchange part in CECA can be negotiated down. Japan did sign but you think Japan is foolish to open their door so wide to let so many IT Indians work in Japan? CB70 you better wake up. Supporting tr**tor is a sin.

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  • The Fixer:

    We are already doomed from the open door policy. You die your biz. You still think they don’t know what they’re doing?

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  • Let The Indian:

    Let the Indian perform Semi Conductor job.
    Let them go visit their God faster than ever. Even rats are worship
    cos they believe they too are like them.,
    Yet in SG we believe Indians are talents, so they can have more
    hi post position in SG.
    F D Gov.

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  • Nonsense:

    https://dtcl******.blogspot.my/2016/10/the-rise-of-loony-fringe-wannabes-in.html?m=1

    hhh:
    My dad company fortune 500, work force 500, was about 80% locals for 1980s; today it is 90% foreigners, 10% others, locals just a few.

    MOM is playing game la, as long as the company appeals and give a support letter, it will be approved.

    Do you think MOM does not know whats going on?

    Btw many of the third world imports already converted to PRs or new citizens. So they can claim actually a lot of locals but honestly they were invited by letters from PAP govt to convert.

    Remember 99% of the jobs went to FTs. But last GE, 70% voted for this continue. So what can we do about it?

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  • Third Cancer:

    Ball-less Singapore will rely on God to activate Third Cancer.
    They can’t do and won’t do anything.

    Betrayed by PAP:
    PAP knows exactly what they are doing !!

    They have allowed FT to rape this country, so that Singaporeans will be become the raped victims and become slaves to foreigners, so that PAP will continue to be in power. There is no other explanation for PAP’s behavior. With so many new citizens, PAP has already secured a win in next GE.

    What can Singaporeans do now ? They can only curse the Ministers who did this and their MPs who voted for them, to suffer rectum cancer. Singaporeans are cursing them for screwing our children’s future. All of them must suffer cancer while in office.

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  • William C:

    hhh: they were invited by letters from PAP govt to convert.

    This is the only country that take the initiative to send invitation to those on SP/EP to convert to SPR or NC.

    Why? This is to secure a pools of hardcore voters to keep them in power. Anyone hungry for power is a sign of dictatorship. Whose dictatorship only want to be leader and has no skeletons on the cupboard. There are none. So, wake up boiling frogs.

    In may be true that all economic needs FT to supplement their own workforce. Even China with 1.3 billion people also need to have. But why can’t they remain as SP/EP without a status change. We are sold !

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  • Who Benefits?:

    Foreign influx benefits the:

    1)Govt – collect levies, application/immigration fees, whatever tax the foreigners pay.

    2) Employment agents & recruiters- local & foreign.

    3) Elderly who earn passive income through letting out rooms.

    4) Employers who use loopholes to get kickbacks.

    5) Businesses who want cheap labor. Those who just want them for short periods can just terminate quickly without fuss.

    6) The foreigners who mostly come from impoverished countries.

    7) Foreign govts who get their countries’ unemployment rate to fall.

    8) MOM. More work, more money.

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  • thebastardPAPparty:

    Betrayed by PAP:
    PAP knows exactly what they are doing !!

    They have allowed FT to rape this country, so that Singaporeans will be become the raped victims and become slaves to foreigners, so that PAP will continue to be in power. There is no other explanation for PAP’s behavior. With so many new citizens, PAP has already secured a win in next GE.

    What can Singaporeans do now ? They can only curse the Ministers who did this and their MPs who voted for them, to suffer rectum cancer. Singaporeans are cursing them for screwing our children’s future. All of them must suffer cancer while in office.

    and the 154th media know it and did not want to report it

    NAZI PAP regime

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  • KNN:

    With all the talk cock here in this forum, let’s get real lah.

    Take the feller in the photo above. His degree is some unknown Biz degree from some unknown Uni. He looks like a slob and sloppy. He doesn’t look sharp or alert. He looks like he’s on valium or some sedative drugs. What kind of job or task will you offer him that he can bring in enough money to cover his salary & other expenses (medical & accident & liability insurance, CPF, staff benefits)???

    If anyone of you is a boss or employer, guarantee 100% you won’t hire him. Or at most hire him for simple job with $1000 salary. Even if PAP bans all foreigners from taking on jobs. Truth hurts. And that’s the hard truth.

    Look at this from another angle. Look at how most of you who hire maids treat your maids. In terms of salary, rest days, rest time, working hours, job scope, type of meals provided, type of accommodation, etc. How you treat your maid sama-sama how employers treat you also. This is called karma.

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  • Thuggee Must Be Hanged:

    Let The Indian:
    Let the Indian perform Semi Conductor job.
    Let them go visit their God faster than ever. Even rats are worship
    cos they believe they too are like them.,
    Yet in SG we believe Indians are talents, so they can have more
    hi post position in SG.
    F D Gov.

    I foresee the good days for indians are numbered. Lots of indians flock to Singapore because Europe and US ans Ausi etc started to see their true colors and ill mentality especially most of them are related to criminal or terrorr groups, and these ang mohs might want to hunt them down, and thus these indian thuggee, especially indian men, started to run to Singapore. NOT even Malaysia want to accept these disease carrying animals.

    Indians are bad lucks, stay away from them. No countries should host them and put their own locals in harms ways, especially the kids.

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  • Fella in picture:

    The fella in the picture is at some rally @ Hong Lim and not going for job interview. Employers won’t hire him becos of his age. Dun understand why, office job any age can do. This isn’t hard labor.

    KNN:
    With all the talk cock here in this forum, let’s get real lah.

    Take the feller in the photo above. His degree is some unknown Biz degree from some unknown Uni. He looks like a slob and sloppy. He doesn’t look sharp or alert. He looks like he’s on valium or some sedative drugs. What kind of job or task will you offer him that he can bring in enough money to cover his salary & other expenses (medical & accident & liability insurance, CPF, staff benefits)???

    If anyone of you is a boss or employer, guarantee 100% you won’t hire him. Or at most hire him for simple job with $1000 salary. Even if PAP bans all foreigners from taking on jobs. Truth hurts. And that’s the hard truth.

    Look at this from another angle. Look at how most of you who hire maids treat your maids. In terms of salary, rest days, rest time, working hours, job scope, type of meals provided, type of accommodation, etc. How you treat your maid sama-sama how employers treat you also. This is called karma.

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