More on Solving Singapore’s Foreign Labor Issues


An article in Channel News Asia “Singapore’s top manpower issues in 2012” makes it clear that it’s not just Western countries that face issues around treatment of foreign workers. Singapore is grappling with its dependence on foreign workers and the potential changes they bring to Singaporean society.

Urged to “raise productivity”, “tap on older workers, back-to-work women, part timers and the disabled,” the Singaporean government urges businesses to do what it can to answer these questions. Concerns about companies taking business to other countries, and having faced what an illegal labor strike by transport workers, how can Singapore resolve these labor and immigration concerns?