RELEVANCE OF REDUNDANCY INSURANCE SCHEME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider the introduction of a Redundancy Insurance Scheme to ease financial pressure on workers who have been made redundant as they search for new jobs and which complements existing programmes for retraining and re-employment. Dr Tan See Leng: We note the Member’s call toContinue reading “RELEVANCE OF REDUNDANCY INSURANCE SCHEME”

CASES OF AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS FOUND TO HAVE ILLEGALLY RECOVERED EMPLOYMENT COSTS FROM FOREIGN WORKERS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2013 to 2022 (a) how many reports has the Ministry received against employers for illegally recovering employment costs from foreign workers; (b) how many employers have been taken to task; (c) what are the (i) median (ii) lowest and (iii) highest administrative financialContinue reading “CASES OF AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS FOUND TO HAVE ILLEGALLY RECOVERED EMPLOYMENT COSTS FROM FOREIGN WORKERS”

IMPACT OF MALAYSIA’S INTENDED LEGAL ACTION AT ICJ ON SINGAPORE’S DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN AND AROUND PEDRA BRANCA

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) whether Malaysia’s intention to continue legal action at the International Court of Justice in the case concerning Singapore’s sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge impacts Singapore’s existing and planned development and land reclamation works in and around Pedra Branca; and (b) ifContinue reading “IMPACT OF MALAYSIA’S INTENDED LEGAL ACTION AT ICJ ON SINGAPORE’S DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN AND AROUND PEDRA BRANCA”

LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what are the main reasons behind the long waiting times for admission at some restructured hospitals’ emergency departments in recent weeks; and (b) what are the measures the Ministry is taking to reduce waiting time especially for patients with higher acuity conditions. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Sir,Continue reading “LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS”

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARE ADJUSTMENT IN FARE REVIEW EXERCISE 2022

19 Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport (a) for each year between 2018 and 2022, what have been the Excess Wait Time (EWT) scores of (i) all buses operated by each public bus operator and (ii) service number 228; (b) whether the Public Transport Council took into account the EWT and On-Time Adherence scoresContinue reading “PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARE ADJUSTMENT IN FARE REVIEW EXERCISE 2022”

OUTCOME OF RETIREMENT AND RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AMICABLY RESOLVED THROUGH MEDIATION

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower from 2016 to 2021, of the 90% of retirement and re-employment disputes that are amicably resolved through a mediation process, what is the number of cases broken down by those that (i) led to re-employment of the individuals concerned (ii) led to their transfer to another employerContinue reading “OUTCOME OF RETIREMENT AND RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AMICABLY RESOLVED THROUGH MEDIATION”

UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT AND LAND RECLAMATION WORKS ON AND AROUND PEDRA BRANCA

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether he can provide an update on (i) the development and land reclamation works on and around Pedra Branca and (ii) the estimated total cost of these works; and (b) what benefits these works are expected to bring to Singapore. Mr Desmond Lee: The development andContinue reading “UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT AND LAND RECLAMATION WORKS ON AND AROUND PEDRA BRANCA”

HDB FLAT LESSEES WHO CONCURRENTLY OWN ONE OR MORE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked  the Minister for National Development (a) how many current HDB flat lessees concurrently own one or more private residential properties; (b) of these, how many are not living in their HDB flats; (c) whether there are any plans to review the policy of allowing HDB flat lessees to keep theirContinue reading “HDB FLAT LESSEES WHO CONCURRENTLY OWN ONE OR MORE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES”

ALLOWING PUBLIC HEALTHCARE INSTITUTION NURSES TO WORK AS LOCUM NURSES IN OTHER HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) whether nurses working in public healthcare institutions are allowed to work as locum nurses in other public healthcare institutions; and (b) if not, whether the Ministry can permit them to do so in order to alleviate the manpower crunch in public healthcare institutions and enable nursesContinue reading “ALLOWING PUBLIC HEALTHCARE INSTITUTION NURSES TO WORK AS LOCUM NURSES IN OTHER HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS”

FIRST-TIMER SINGAPOREAN COUPLES UNSUCCESSFUL IN BTO APPLICATIONS MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE 2018

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development in each year since 2018 (a) how many first-timer Singaporean couples were unsuccessful in their BTO applications in non-mature estates (i) two times, (ii) three times, (iii) four times, (iv) five times and (v) six or more times; and (b) what can applicants do to increaseContinue reading “FIRST-TIMER SINGAPOREAN COUPLES UNSUCCESSFUL IN BTO APPLICATIONS MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE 2018”