7/16/2008

Workers' right to ask for more pay

Hong Wai Leng wrote to ST forum saying that it is the right of workers to ask for more pay. This is only natural and it is the right of management to decide to give or not depending on the business and their ability to pay. To tell management not to give pay rise to workers because it will lead to inflation is pure nonsense. And she went on further. Why didn't the minister tell the oil companies not to raise petrol prices, the govt not to have more ERPs, govt services not to raise their fees, as all these must lead to inflation? Good questions. Very good questions. The govt is elected by the people for the people. Obviously someone has forgotten this.

6 comments:

Mockingbird said...

The motto of the ruling party is: Oppression of the people disguised as progression.

Anonymous said...

It is not that someone has forgotten this. It is ignoring the peasant's cry - with a blind eye and a deaf ear.

redbean said...

you are all getting me confused. i was explaining earlier that if the people have lesser money to spend, it will bring down inflation, or at least inflation will not go up.

i thought that was very logical.

Mockingbird said...

Having less money to spend might help to curb local inflation a bit. But it can't fight global inflationary pressures caused by rising commodity prices.

redbean said...

when everything is up, some caused by external factors like high oil prices, some self inflicted, inflation has already started. the value of money of the lower income group is already shrinking, a pay increase is necessary just to keep them going.

pulling the rug under their feet is cruelty.

Anonymous said...

In the eyes of the Super Talent Ministers:

We are indispenable because without us, Singapore will collapse and degrade to 4th world country. We must peg our salary to top 5 professions. Better pay us well otherwise....

You little people are like digits and easily replaceable by opening the floodgate wider to FT. Take it or leave it. Next...

This is how Singapore Inc works.