鲜为人知的“拉茶党(Teh Tarik Party)”悄悄发布了一份33页的政治宣言

Jun 25, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

“拉茶党”(TTP)于上周(6月14日)在网上发表了一份9000字的宣言(PDF版),阐述了该党为建立一个“有远见的社会”而制定的政策。

这是继新加坡民主党(SDP)于去年9月发表宣言后,第二个这样做的政党。

据了解,TTP是由SMRT Feedback的vigilante page的前成员建立的一个未注册的私人党派。该党成立于2015年,在上一次新加坡大选期间,该党是第一个提出9%消费税的政党。

这份33页的宣言侧重于与卫生保健、经济、贸易和工业、移民、社会、人口减少、家庭、技术、研究和创新、公积金、环境和水资源、交通和税收相关的政策。

在这些提议中,TTP希望建立一个基于区块链技术、“NRIC 2.0”(一种新的数字身份基础设施)的“主动型集成式电子健康系统”,以及建立技术、研究和创新部(一种新的集中创新和研究的国家机构)。

该宣言还承诺提高普通账户的公积金利率,以对冲通货通胀,并要求提供生殖保健服务(如生育治疗,试管受精)作为“有效的病假权利”,建立电子政府,并建立新加坡医疗部队。

一些更为激进的政策包括:将医生协助绝症患者自杀合法化,以及将技术武器化,以弥补因人口出生率下降而导致的病源不足问题。TTP还希望提高退休年龄,以及促进“新加坡的本土人口减少”。

为了向大量的社会支出提供资金,TTP继续呼吁将消费税提高到9%,对房产的出售征收资本利得税以抑制投机性投资,并对第二辆及之后购买的车辆征收额外的车辆所有权税,以及其他税收改革。

TTP呼吁新加坡人提高而不是降低专业技能

TTP表示,低技能的外国劳工“降低了基本服务的成本”,且不应为了吸引新加坡人从事这些行业,而提高这些服务类行业的从业者工资。TTP解释说,如果就业的门槛设置得低,“那些被认为只有低专业技能的人士想拥有中到高级技能的梦想就会被抑制。”

“新加坡不缺工作机会,而是缺少拥有高技能的人才。新加坡人应该立志提高自己的专业技能,以满足经济发展的需要。”它补充道。

您可以在这里阅读完整的宣言(PDF版)。


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).