10 Feb '12, 10am

"Golden employees" of Dairy Farm offered re-employment

"Golden employees" of Dairy Farm offered re-employment

SINGAPORE : Two hundred and seventy-five "golden employees" from retailer the Dairy Farm Group were offered re-employment contracts on Friday. Aged 62 years and older, they are amongst the first to benefit from Singapore's Re-employment law, which took effect on January 1 this year. Under the law, employers are encouraged to re-employ workers who are medically fit, and whose performance is assessed to be satisfactory. Arumugam Haridass, department manager at Giant Supermarket, said: "I actually retired from the company in 2011 at the age of 62. Earlier this year...the company re-employed me with no change of terms and conditions of my employment. This elevated my spirit and I felt that the company recognised my contribution for the past 11 years." Mr Haridass was one of the golden employees who were honoured at a special ceremony. Also honoured was 77-year-old storekeeper ...

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