As the world continues its battle with COVID-19, other than the healthcare workers who play an important role in keeping everyone safe, relieving suffering and also saving lives, vaccinators are also very important because they are the ones working long hours shift, supporting our COVID-19 vaccination efforts nationwide.
If not for these vaccinators hor, we wouldn’t have achieved such high vaccination rate in such a short time. In fact, Singapore is one of the world’s most inoculated countries, with over 80% of our population fully vaccinated leh!
If anything, these vaccinators 没有功劳也有苦劳 (even if you don’t give them credit, also must recognise their hardwork) right? So hor when lao niang read the news about these vaccinators not being paid their salaries, lao niang blood xiao boil sia.
In case you don’t remember or don’t know what happened, in July, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) said they were investigating two companies – Megamanpower and Singapore Ambulance Association – after receiving complaints from a group of people who had been engaged as vaccinators and nurses at one of the vaccination centres, claiming that they have not been paid.
And these healthcare workers are allegedly owed payments of between about $1,300 and over $4,500 since June 15.
Parkway Shenton: If the sub-contractors don’t pay, lim peh will pay!
On 15 Sep, NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng took to his Facebook post to condemn such actions by errant employers, who are sub-contractors of Parkway Shenton.
He also added that many of the affected healthcare workers are still students.
Ng also shared that NTUC, together with the Ministry of Manpower and Parkway Shenton, have stepped forward to resolve the workers’ payment issues.
Reportedly, Parkway Shenton has agreed to provide goodwill payment which is equivalent to what is owed to these workers, even though Parkway Shenton has already paid their subcontractor.
He also urged others who are affected to come forward and approach [email protected], MOM or Young NTUC if they require assistance on employment-related matters, adding that young workers have their rights too.
Ng then concluded his post saying: “NTUC will pursue all levers to deal with errant employers such as the Singapore Ambulance Association who have clearly not done right by these workers.”
You can read his full post below:
- Parkway Shenton to give ‘goodwill payment’ to Bukit Timah CC healthcare workers who have not been paid salaries - September 15, 2021
- ‘Talk to rich people nicely, you’re a poor girl’: 2 zha bor tio fined $3k each for verbally abusing auxiliary police officer - September 8, 2021
- Should more protection be given to Self-Employed Person and freelancers like our delivery riders? - September 8, 2021