Foreign worker quota won't be eased or tightened
Wed, Aug 19, 2009
The Straits Times

NOMINATED Member of Parliament Teo Siong Seng yesterday called for a relaxation of the foreign worker quota in sectors where firms face difficulty hiring locals willing to work long, irregular hours.

The plea from Mr Teo, who is president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, arose because of concerns among some bosses that the quota might be tightened to save jobs for locals.

However, Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong allayed such concerns, saying the quota system has not been tightened.




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