MOM will consider PME taskforce’s recommendations to support and protect local PMEs

Singapore is mulling changes to the Employment Pass scheme for foreign professionals and will consider recommendations from a taskforce set up by the National Trades Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation. These include a point-based system that is based on a wider range of factors, like the company’s employment history. Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said his ministry will also take on board other proposals, like income relief for the unemployed.

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NTUC asst secretary-general Patrick Tay on taskforce’s recommendations to support local PMEs

Income relief for those who have lost their jobs, and a point system to restrict access to foreign workers in certain occupations. These were among nine recommendations made by a taskforce to support Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) and protect their jobs. NTUC assistant secretary-general Patrick Tay shared his thoughts on the safeguards needed for income relief as well as how to strengthen the Singaporean core.

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