Can NTUC's upcoming endeavors ameliorate the already rotted Singaporean core?

NTUC will consider 'ring fencing' certain jobs like HR to help local Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) - Ng Chee Meng.

I like what I have read but I want to sound a word of caution.

Over the years, it is true that many local PMEs have been replaced by foreign PMEs in their work places. Chats with friends, neighbours, ex-colleagues or former NS mates over dinners or drinks will easily attest to that. Sad stories are plentiful. It is not difficult to encounter middle-aged former PMEs now reduced to become Grab drivers and more.

Many factors are at play that lead us to this sorry state of our employment landscape under the weak PAP government.

Among them, foreign male PMEs are not liable for reservist call-ups and are not required to make CPF contributions which make them more attractive and cheaper to employers, not forgetting many of whom also do not have young families tagging along which thus free them from familial commitments and demands.

Ng Chee Meng's announcement will probably pacify Singaporean PMEs for a while and make those simple-minded ones happy, however, I do not hope that ring fencing talk is a mere symbolic rhetoric, a flash in the pan thing.

Ring fencing certain jobs such as those in Human Resource is but a mere start; many other agendas too warrant significant attention.

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