Zwe Hlaing Bwa

စိတ္ကူးတည့္ရာေရးထားေသာ ဘေလာ့ခ္

Target Foreign workers’ levy at specific jobs

Posted by Zwe on March 5, 2010


I READ with interest the news that an increase in foreign-worker levies would be used to control the growth of foreign labor.

This could work, but that is provided the move affects industries that Singaporeans are interested in.

Foreign workers are needed badly in areas where the pay is low and the work is tough.

The levy would undoubtedly add to employers’ costs and affect those who rely on foreign workers.

In order to help local companies reduce costs and sustain growth, the levy should be removed or imposed for specific occupations, according to Singapore’s needs.

We should be grateful that foreigners, such as maids and construction workers, are willing to take on backbreaking jobs which Singaporeans shy away from.

Mr Young Kong Peng (mypaper)

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