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MPs debate foreign-local worker balance in Singapore

MPs debate foreign-local worker balance in Singapore




The issue of foreign workers in เอาชนะเกมสล็อตออนไลน์ ด้วยเทคนิคง่ายๆ 11 ขั้นตอน Singapore
was again raised in Parliament during the Budget debate on Thursday (Feb 25),
with MPs from both sides of the aisle speaking up on the matter.


Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai (PSP) said there was an “urgent need” to
rebalance the local foreign worker mix in Singapore’s job market.


He suggested that the Government “level the playing field” for Singaporean workers
by imposing a S$1,200 monthly levy on Employment Pass holders. This will address
the “wage disadvantage” that Singaporeans have because of Central Provident Fund
contributions, he said.


“This levy will differentiate the true foreign talents ... from the foreign talents who are
simply cheap labour that compete unfairly with our Singaporeans and whom our
economy has become overly dependent on,” he said.


Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang said that Mr Leong’s party is entitled
to their view that the foreign-local worker mix needs rebalancing, but the Government
has a different view.


“I cannot help but come to the conclusion that Mr Leong and PSP do not believe that
Singapore should be an open city connected to the world having locals and foreigners
complementing each other, and he wants Singapore to close up for the top jobs to be
given to Singaporeans only,” she said.

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