01 May '11, 7pm

'Full employment best insurance': Swee Say: by Ansley Ng Singapore - Labour chief Lim Swee Say yesterday brushed...

Singapore - Labour chief Lim Swee Say yesterday brushed aside the Workers' Party's (WP) call for unemployment insurance for Singaporeans, saying full employment was instead the best insurance. At his first rally on Thursday, Workers' Party candidate Chen Show Mao, who is contesting Aljunied GRC, suggested unemployment insurance. Mr Chen, a corporate lawyer, had said that the average monthly household income per household member was S$354 last year for the bottom 10 per cent of employed households, compared to S$340 in 2008. He was speaking about income disparity. Responding yesterday, Mr Lim said unemployment insurance was expensive to maintain and full employment was the best protection for Singaporeans. Recalling a discussion he had with a Taiwanese manpower minister, Mr Lim said Taiwan provides unemployment insurance, which constitutes about 6 per cent of their wage bil...

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