A few days ago, in the newspaper, it reported that the lowest ratio of Singaporean/PR to Foreign Talent in the bank is 70% local/PR. Namely the Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, DBS etc.
Look Again!!! 70% Local and PR are employed in the Banking industry. What does it tell about?
To me, they are hiding some of the details:
1) At what percentage is Singaporean in the management level?
2) What ratio is Singaporean compare to PR?
All along the above statistic is not made known to us! We should demand the government to give us an answer for that.
Now I will deliberate more on point no 2 – What ratio is Singaporean compare to PR in the Banking Industry.
Most will agree that the banking industries is full of Indian and Pinoy and other nationality. We would hardly see Singaporean (which I say Singaporean have becomes minority in the industry.
They have categorised Singaporean and PR together to let us know they indeed employ locals. But Hey!!! We would like to see more data! What is the real ratio of True Blue Native Singaporean vs others.
In my speech at the press conference in the May Day Protest in Hong Lim Park organised by Gilbert Goh:
Jump to 25th minutes of the play that I had spoken about the issue.
Although EP is not counted in the quota system (Not considered as Foreign quota). But when a foreign talent becomes a PR, this will increase the foreign quota that the company can employed. Thus this will enable to company to bring in more foreigner to Singapore instead of looking locally for a suitable candidates. This is true if the company is headed by a certain nationality.
Even Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan–Jin, had acknowledge that workplace discrimination against Singaporean in the work place. They are now focus more on fair employment practices by TAFEP.
It is time that PR should be separated from the foreign quota as only Singaporean should be allocated at least 60% for the company instead of 70% inclusive of PR. I hoped that Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan–Jin would seriously consider implementing the suggestion of separating PR from the local workforce. This will give Singaporean a fair chance in the industry.