The Straits Times
Published on Sep 28, 2012

New move to allow hotel workers to work multiple roles


Foreign Work Permit holders now have the choice to work across different roles within the same hotel or hostel.

Currently, they can only stick to one role - the one stated on their work permit cards - while Singaporean workers could always rotate between roles.

The change arose from a new pilot programme, called the Job Flexibility for Productivity, announced on Friday by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Minister of Manpower (MOM).

There are presently more than 300 licensed hotels and hostels in Singapore. These hotels are licensed by the Hotel Licensing Board.