DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SINGAPOREANS
Pro-foreigner job ads top list of grievances
But fair employment watchdog sees few cases of 'exclusionary practices'
60%: Yeah lor!
By Janice Heng
Last week, it emerged that discrimination against Singaporeans for the first time topped the list of grievances that workers here have over unfair employment practices.
They outnumbered complaints about other sorts of discrimination, such as by age or gender.
But exactly what sort of discrimination do Singaporeans face in the workplace?
Giving the breakdown of complaints for the first time, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (Tafep), Singapore's fair employment watchdog, said that almost half the complaints received were over job ads by companies saying they would rather hire foreigners
'It doesn't mean Singaporeans aren't skilled, it's about different perspectives and what you know because of your background and how you grew up.'
SICC CEO Phillip Overmyer, on why employers sometimes need to hire someone of a specific nationality