Work till death @ fraction of salary @ unwanted jobs left over by Foreigners
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
By Rachel Chan
WORKERS aged 40 to 45 should prepare to work until the age of 65 instead of retiring at the age of 62, Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday.
Outreach efforts to boost re-employment will start by encouraging younger workers to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a positive work attitude, he said.
The Tripartite Implementation Workgroup, formed under the Tripartite Committee on Employability of Older Workers, will start a promotional campaign later this week to raise awareness among employers and employees of the need to be ready for re-employment.
It will be one of the three prongs in the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) approach to persuade more mature employees to remain in or rejoin the workforce, Mr Gan said. This is part of the Government's plan to make re-employment of older workers mandatory by 2012.
The second prong will involve training and upgrading older workers through schemes like the Workfare Training Scheme introduced in February, which helps defray costs of training older workers.
Lastly, MOM will get firms to use the Advantage! Scheme launched in June 2007, which helps to redesign jobs and workplaces for mature workers, and provides firms with funds to adopt age-friendly practices.
Mr Gan said he is optimistic about raising the employment rate of older workers, judging by how it had remained constant throughout the recession.
The ministry's Labour Force Survey found that the employment rate of Singaporeans aged 55 to 64 stayed at 57.2 per cent from 2008 to last year.
"Many of them are quite keen to stay in the workforce...but they face hurdles, including the need for more flexible work arrangements," he said.
"Having left the workforce for a while, they may not be familiar with the working environment or the latest practices in the labour market."
They can attend a familiarisation course launched by the Workforce Development Agency in 2008 to ease into the job market, he said.
Mr Gan, who is the Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang, was speaking after launching C.A.R.E., a new community outreach programme by Hong Kah Town Council. It features a series of roving exhibitions on the town council's roles and responsibilities, and its financial health.
Asked to respond to opposition party The Reform Party's recent walkabouts in Hong Kah GRC, Mr Gan said: "Our main task is to serve our residents well, and upgrade and improve the estate. That will eventually benefit the residents."
The CUNT (NTUC) recently claimed that they face a mystery of Singaporeans above age of 50 does not appear to want to work. The fact is these Singaporeans ARE UNWILLING TO BE FURTHER EXPLOITED & BULLIED. And shaft it up the CUNT if that will help them to understand! Is the mysteries now solved?
For this reason that I had just pointed out, the famiLEE LEEgime is disappointed and felt wasted because they would still want to exploit older Singaporeans further until they returned their NRIC and pay for Mandai Crematorium's fees. They now want to cook propagandas again to sell more of their RECYCLED CITIZENS' EMPLOYMENTS.
Besides their RETRAINING HOAX, famiLEE LEEgme always told elder Singaporeans that their skills and experience and qualifications are out-dated, and so that they can only be (under-)employed at a tiny fraction of their salaries, and also be prepared to take jobs unwanted by others, work older and harder, etc, that frankly is to be exploited until death; betrayed and back-stabbed; and still have absolutely no sight (except for printed empty statements of) their CPF savings. When they died, famiLEE LEEgime will still rip off Estate Duty out of any remaining estate left of these post-exploited peasants.
The citizens as human resources of Singapore had been SQUANDERED like the republic's national assets by corrupted and incompetent famiLEE LEEgime, and then now these WASTES are RECYCLED. But worth only tiny faction of their original prices (Kar-Lang-Gu-Ni prices)! Singaporeans had been told that their original employment values are gone since they are old and out-dated, and thus foreigners are imported to replace them, so they have to settle to become RECYCLED MATERIALs in the human resources market.