Singapore: A training arm of Malay—Muslim self—help group, Mendaki, has praised Budget 2013 for its focus on rewarding improved productivity, assisting workers and reducing the income gap.
General Manager of Mendaki Social Enterprise Network Singapore (SENSE), Ms Shenaz Poonawala, said it is particularly happy with the government’s decision to continue to tighten the inflow of foreign workers, despite the labour crunch in many sectors.
She said companies with no or minimal reliance on foreign workers will benefit the most, adding that it sends a strong signal to businesses to make the jobs and pay attractive for Singaporeans.
She also noted that the budget addresses all groups of workers who need assistance, through avenues such as the Workfare Income Supplement and Wage Credit schemes.
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