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Labour Day Protest – Protect the Singaporean Workers

Dear Singaporeans, This will be our first anniversary of the labour day protest - last year event was attended by more than 4000 people. After last [Read More]


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An appeal to transport minister Lui Tuck Yew to halt the fare hike till our trains are running operationally well An appeal to transport minister Lui Tuck Yew to halt the »

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Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Hi Gilbert Not sure if anyone has shared with you about recruitment agency charging high monthly administrative charges from their contracted staff. I could not find a permanent job in the job markets since...crossing the age of 35. Plus most jobs offered by these MNCs with contract positions go to majorities of us, Singaporeans whereas the [...]

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well and fine. I will start off with a short introduction of myself. My name is Linda and I am a contract staff with DHL. I started off well with DHL as a LCSC call agent. After 3 months, my supervisor approached me to offer me another position with another team. He felt that I have been [...]

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

To: Mr Heng Swee Kiat Minister for Education Dear Sir, I am appealing on behalf of Mr Zulfikli, who has written to us regarding MOE's request for his daughter Zafirah Hamizah Bte Zulfikli  to pay back a bond of $76,000 for failing her teaching course at NIE. We also find the bond payback both ridiculous and unreasonable especially when [...]

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Hi Mr Gilbert, So let me share something with you. I hope it will get some attention as it is my own plight with the government. Yes, many would say why bother to sign an agreement when the terms will ultimately go drastically against you. My family was overjoyed when my second daughter got accepted to become a trainee teacher right after [...]

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

Hi Gilbert, I would like to thank you for your help, especially on your ebook. I'm not sure whether I need coaching. I just want a more realistic picture on the job employment market in Singapore. The figures given by the media and surveys are simply not reliable; they only show the rosy picture. This is a brief history of my work [...]

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Randall L. Stephenson, CEO AT & T Corps Dallas Texas United States Re: Appeal for compensation for unfair dismissal of Singaporean mother of three who was replaced by Indian national after maternity leave at AT & T Singapore Dear Mr Stephenson, We are a registered non-profit organisation based in Singapore and look after the [...]

41-year-old single mother living in a rental flat, jobless since May 2013 and feeling depressed

41-year-old single mother living in a rental flat, jobless since May 2013 and feeling depressed

Hi Mr Goh, It took a lot of courage for me to write you this email. A short introduction, I am 41 years old and I have had two failed marriages. I am currently living with my 21-year-old daughter in a one room HDB rental flat. I have a 12-year-old son who's living with his father. Long story short, I've had my ups and downs. I had [...]

42-year-old local accountant who earned $75,000 jobless after 17 years due to restructuring

42-year-old local accountant who earned $75,000 jobless after 17 years due to restructuring

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Ivan and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Ivan: I am a 42 year old local graduate, who has 17 years of experience in accounting. I am happily married with a 6-year-old son. I have been jobless for 2 months after the position I am in was [...]

36-year-old lady PMET with 3 kids unfairly dismissed by Indian agency Encora Technologies after maternity and replaced by Indian FT

36-year-old lady PMET with 3 kids unfairly dismissed by Indian agency Encora Technologies after maternity and replaced by Indian FT

Hi Gilbert, I was referred to you by a friend - I am currently still unemployed after been unfairly dismissed by a foreign Indian recruitment company after I returned from my maternity. My replacement is my coverer - also another foreign Indian. I am paid a salary of $3000 plus covering sales administrative duties for a multi-national company [...]

Single mum finally landed admin job paying $2500/month after searching for 10 months

Single mum finally landed admin job paying $2500/month after searching for 10 months

Hi Gilbert Sorry for the long delay in writing this letter. I like to share with those who are looking for jobs - I finally have my new job after sending countless resumes for the last 10 months. I wasn’t happy with the company where I used to work so I have decided to look for other opportunity. I have never .thought it will be so [...]


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