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Opposition parties call for change in labour policies

Published on May 1, 2014 4:17 PM
 
Office workers at Clifford Centre, Raffles Place, during lunch hour. Opposition parties in Singapore urged relooks at national labour policies in their May Day messages posted online. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Opposition parties in Singapore urged relooks at national labour policies in their May Day messages posted online.

The Singapore People's Party said that at this point in the evolution of Singaporeans' socio-economic needs, the Government must go further to help locals, beyond recent initiatives such as the Pioneer Generation Package.

"It is not sufficient just to create jobs. It is equally important to create relevant jobs that Singaporeans want and can handle," said the party's secretary-general Chiam See Tong on Tuesday in a May Day message.

He added that the Government needs to encourage more productive, innovative and cutting edge companies to help build Singapore's productivity.

 
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