COMPANIES IMPLEMENTING WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the number of companies that have sought to implement Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) enhancing technologies; (b) what proportion of these companies have received state financial assistance or support; (c) of those receiving such support, what percentage of the total cost for implementation of the WSHContinue reading “COMPANIES IMPLEMENTING WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES”

REASONS AND COUNTERMEASURES FOR RECENT RISE IN WORKPLACE INCIDENTS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) over the past five years, what is the annual number of complaints lodged with the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) reporting hotline, broken down by those lodged by (i) employees (ii) employers and (iii) members of the public; and (b) whether the data reveals any relationship between theContinue reading “REASONS AND COUNTERMEASURES FOR RECENT RISE IN WORKPLACE INCIDENTS”

STUDY ON IMPACT OF LIVING CONDITIONS ON SLEEP QUALITY AND QUANTITY AMONG MIGRANT WORKERS AND WORKPLACE SAFETY

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry has studied the impact of living conditions on sleep quality and quantity among migrant workers, and, in turn, the impact of sleep quality on workplace safety; (b) if so, what have the findings of such studies been; (c) whether there are efforts in the pipelineContinue reading “STUDY ON IMPACT OF LIVING CONDITIONS ON SLEEP QUALITY AND QUANTITY AMONG MIGRANT WORKERS AND WORKPLACE SAFETY”

DAILY WITHDRAWAL LIMITS FOR CPF FUNDS AND SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE AGAINST SCAMS INVOLVING EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE SUMS

72 Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower whether the CPF Board imposes any daily withdrawal limits for CPF funds that members are eligible to withdraw; and (b) whether the CPF Board has a threshold beyond which extraordinarily large withdrawal sums are subject to enhanced scrutiny to safeguard against scams. Dr Tan See Leng: CPF BoardContinue reading “DAILY WITHDRAWAL LIMITS FOR CPF FUNDS AND SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE AGAINST SCAMS INVOLVING EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE SUMS”

REVIEW ON NUMBER OF PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SINGAPORE

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) when is the last time the Government reviewed its position on the number of public holidays in Singapore; and (b) whether the Government is amenable to review its position at the present time. Dr Tan See Leng: The current configuration of public holidays in Singapore has beenContinue reading “REVIEW ON NUMBER OF PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SINGAPORE”

MINIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME REQUIRED TO EMPLOY MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKER

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the minimum household income required to employ a migrant domestic worker (MDW); (b) what is the rationale for not disclosing such income criteria; and (c) what is the number and percentage of annual MDW applications over the last five years that are rejected basedContinue reading “MINIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME REQUIRED TO EMPLOY MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKER”

OUTLOOK FOR GIG AND PLATFORM WORKERS AND MEASURES TO HELP ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYABILITY AND CPF SAVINGS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) among private hire car drivers and food delivery riders, what are their (i) mean and median employment duration and (ii) numbers according to age group; (b) whether the Ministry tracks the number and percentage of these riders who have moved on to permanent employment in other industries and,Continue reading “OUTLOOK FOR GIG AND PLATFORM WORKERS AND MEASURES TO HELP ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYABILITY AND CPF SAVINGS”

ENCOURAGING YOUNGER SINGAPOREANS TO TAKE UP TRADE JOBS SUCH AS LICENSED ELECTRICIANS AND PLUMBERS

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry is looking into new strategies to encourage younger Singaporeans to take up trade jobs such as licensed electricians and plumbers, amongst others; and (b) whether it is the Ministry’s assessment that a larger Singapore core can be built up in such jobs in the shortContinue reading “ENCOURAGING YOUNGER SINGAPOREANS TO TAKE UP TRADE JOBS SUCH AS LICENSED ELECTRICIANS AND PLUMBERS”

NUMBER OF S PASS HOLDERS EARNING MORE THAN $3,000 IN 2019, 2020 AND 2021

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower how many S-Pass holders earned more than S$3,000 in 2019, 2020, and 2021 respectively. Dr Tan See Leng: The data requested by the Member is given in Table 1 below. From December 2019 to December 2021, the number of S Pass holders decreased from 200,000 to 161,800, in part dueContinue reading “NUMBER OF S PASS HOLDERS EARNING MORE THAN $3,000 IN 2019, 2020 AND 2021”

NUMBER OF EMPLOYMENT PASS HOLDERS EARNING MORE THAN $5,000 IN 2019, 2020 AND 2021

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower how many employment pass holders earned more than S$5,000 in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively. Dr Tan See Leng: The data requested by the Member is given in Table 1 below. From December 2019 to December 2021, the number of Employment Pass (EP) holders decreased from 193,700 to 161,700, inContinue reading “NUMBER OF EMPLOYMENT PASS HOLDERS EARNING MORE THAN $5,000 IN 2019, 2020 AND 2021”