The SDP will work towards bringing our labour laws in accordance with international standards, allowing Singaporean workers to organise themselves free from the NTUC’s control. Free trade cannot exist when one side does not have the freedom to organise and bargain.
We have the government exhorting Singaporeans not to be xenophobic, but on the other hand, we have a GLC practicing wage discrimination along nationalistic lines in the most blatant fashion. This is sheer hypocrisy.
Like many other GLCs that hire foreign workers in droves, SMRT is no angel. It takes in hordes of foreign bus drivers who are willing to work for a lesser pay, to save on labour costs and boost its own bottom line.
Like his predecessors, PM Lee is using scarecrow tactics to fool Singaporeans into thinking that conformity with the ruling party is the only way to make the country successful.
Written by Ng E-Jay 21 November 2012 Dr Chee Soon Juan, leader of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), has had his bankruptcy annulled. He was previously sued by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong for defamation in 2001 and subsequently ordered to pay $500,000 in damages. He was made a bankrupt in… Continue reading
These are big problems. The party knows it. If they are not solved by 2016, a portion of the 60% who have tolerated the pains and voted for it in 2011 may lose their tolerance and decide to switch sides. Then this would bring the party closer to the edge of the slippery slope.
If the cost of living continues to grow at a faster pace than do wages, then by the time the current generation of Singaporeans is due to retire, they would find the purchasing power of their CPF savings to be grossly inadequate. Inflation would have eaten away their hard-earned savings.
Singapore Democrats (link) 07 November 2012 Mr Lee Kuan Yew said on Sunday that public housing in Singapore “has to keep up with the rising aspirations of Singaporeans.” On this point, he is absolutely right. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing prices have left an entire generation of younger Singaporeans see their aspirations go up in smoke. This… Continue reading
The standard of living in Singapore has improved but the emotional and psychological quality of life has decreased over the years, with couples experiencing increased stress over their careers and finances, and being saddled with larger and larger mortgage debt but without a corresponding rise in their average incomes.
Singapore Democrats (link) 05 November 2012 The SDP has proposed a new Non-Open Market, or NOM, scheme in public housing to help reduce prices of HDB flats. Under the scheme a segment of new HDB flats will be priced at cost minus the land “cost” that is currently factored into HDB prices. As a result,… Continue reading