22 Jun '11, 1am

Current ratio of 1 foreign worker to 2 Singaporeans is 'optimal', says director at NTUC

Current ratio of 1 foreign worker to 2 Singaporeans is 'optimal', says director at NTUC

Mr Alhaj Abdul Salam, 26, dancing with a singer at last night's roadshow aimed at promoting workplace harmony. Migrant Workers Centre chairman Yeo Guat Kwang said the ratio of foreign workers to Singaporeans has to be kept under firm control, even as employers complain that it is difficult to find enough staff. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG THE current ratio of one foreign worker to two Singaporeans is optimal and this has to be kept under firm control, even as employers complain that it is difficult to find enough staff, said Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, director for Quality Worklife and All Nationalities at the National Trades Union Congress. He added that it was the duty of companies to work within this ratio and redesign jobs to make them more productive, and to attract Singaporeans to take them on. 'From the labour movement we are working to help these bosses to see how we can put...

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  1. 22 Jun '11, 3am

    I wonder how they derived this optimal ratio

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