Mustafa Centre's cost-cutting measures fair, says MOM

Company has union's support in view of poor business situation

A relatively empty Mustafa Centre last week. Business at the shopping centre is still far below pre-pandemic levels, its employees say. Some staff have found temporary jobs as they wait to be called back to work.
A relatively empty Mustafa Centre last week. Business at the shopping centre is still far below pre-pandemic levels, its employees say. Some staff have found temporary jobs as they wait to be called back to work. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has assessed that Mustafa Centre's cost-cutting measures, which include sending back foreign workers whose work permits have expired, are being implemented fairly.

The ministry said it is in touch with the company and the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union on the recent measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2020, with the headline Mustafa Centre's cost-cutting measures fair, says MOM. Subscribe