20130810 Relook government’s engagement process Re: 20130716 Is silence PAP’s definition of engagement? Fw: 20130701 Fw: 20130608 What is percentage of TC cleaners earning above $1000?

From: phillip ang
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 2:43 PM
To: PM LEE
Cc: AMY KHOR ; <a title="bga336 ; bokkoh ; CHEN SHOW MAO ; <a title="choonhock ; CIVIL SERVICE HEAD ; <a title="cue_liew ; DAVID ONG ; <a title="teo_chee_hean ; DPM THARMAN ; <a title="edwin.tong ; GAN KIM YONG ; <a title="angerean ; GRACE FU ; <a title="inderjit ; IRENE NG ; <a title="jayakumar89 ; jjauto ; ken_dxb ; lchertan ; LAWRENCE WONG ; <a title="dr.lilyneo1 ; LOW THIA KIANG ; <a title="yaacob_ibrahim ; MP ARTHUR FONG ; <a title="ykbaey ; MP DENISE PHUA ; <a title="senghanthong ; MP ZAINAL SAPARI ; <a title="news ; newseditor ; ngys ; nicole.rebecca.seah ; ongqyqy ; PATRICK TAY ; <a title="enghuat.png ; PRITAM ; <a title="ravi ; REDBEAN ; <a title="k_shanmugam ; SEAH K P ; <a title="sim_ann ; SPH CHUA MUI HOONG ; <a title="jiankang ; SPH HAN FOOK KWANG ; <a title="yuanyi ; SPH RCHANG ; <a title="chinlian ; ST JONKWOK ; <a title="stnewsdesk ; STANLEY ; <a title="stlocal ; THEREALSINGAPORE ; <a title="theonlinecitizen ; TRE ; <a title="zblocal ; TEO HO PIN
Subject: 20130810 Relook government’s engagement process Re: 20130716 Is silence PAP’s definition of engagement? Fw: 20130701 Fw: 20130608 What is percentage of TC cleaners earning above $1000?

Dear PM Lee

I refer to my feedback dated 16 July. (enclosed)

The government says it wants to engage but has again failed to do so.

Dr Teo Ho Pin had spearheaded the Job Re-creation Programme four years ago. It is shocking that he does not keep track of its progress.
Unless I am corrected, I shall conclude that the outcome of (JRP) improving the productivity and pay of cleaners in public housing estates has been embarrassing at best.

CNA article stated that “all 17 cleaning contractors under the 15 PAP town councils have adopted the recommended wage of at least S$1,000 per month for their WSQ trained full-time cleaners”.

Without any supporting figures, this could mislead readers into concluding most full time cleaners have received WSQ training and are earning salaries above $1000.

Statements by government officials must be supported by figures. They are no longer accepted blindly. The longer the government continues with its present approach, the more trust will be eroded.

The government is poor at engagement because of its past condescending attitude. In its attempt to engage the public, please bear in mind that it has to be upfront and not sidestep issues. Otherwise, they may get blown all out of proportion on social media. When mistakes have been made, acknowledge them and move on.

Please relook the government’s engagement process.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Regards

Phillip Ang

From: phillip ang
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:47 PM
To: PM LEE
Cc: AMY KHOR ; <a title="bga336 ; bokkoh ; CHEN SHOW MAO ; <a title="choonhock ; CIVIL SERVICE HEAD ; <a title="cue_liew ; DAVID ONG ; <a title="teo_chee_hean ; DPM THARMAN ; <a title="edwin.tong ; GAN KIM YONG ; <a title="angerean ; GRACE FU ; <a title="inderjit ; IRENE NG ; <a title="jayakumar89 ; jjauto ; JOHNNY LIM (Dy Dir, C C) LIM (PA) ; <a title="ken_dxb ; lchertan ; LAWRENCE WONG ; <a title="dr.lilyneo1 ; LOW THIA KIANG ; <a title="yaacob_ibrahim ; MP ARTHUR FONG ; <a title="ykbaey ; MP DENISE PHUA ; <a title="senghanthong ; MP ZAINAL SAPARI ; <a title="news ; newseditor ; ngys ; nicole.rebecca.seah ; ongqyqy ; PATRICK TAY ; <a title="enghuat.png ; PRITAM ; <a title="ravi ; REDBEAN ; <a title="k_shanmugam ; SEAH K P ; <a title="sim_ann ; SPH CHUA MUI HOONG ; <a title="jiankang ; SPH HAN FOOK KWANG ; <a title="yuanyi ; SPH RCHANG ; <a title="chinlian ; ST JONKWOK ; <a title="stnewsdesk ; STANLEY ; <a title="stlocal ; THEREALSINGAPORE ; <a title="theonlinecitizen ; TRE ; <a title="zblocal ; TEO HO PIN
Subject: 20130716 Is silence PAP’s definition of engagement? Fw: 20130701 Fw: 20130608 What is percentage of TC cleaners earning above $1000?

Dear PM Lee

I refer to my query to Dr Teo Ho Pin more than 2 months ago (8 June) followed by a reminder on 1 July. (enclosed, below)

Since Dr Teo spearheaded the Town Council Job Re-creation Programme (JRP) for conservancy works four years ago, he must have followed up on its progress. (I assume but may be wrong)

My query to Dr Teo was:
– the number and percentage of cleaners who have attended the 94 –122 hour WSQ Certificate in Environmental Cleaning course.
– the number and percentage of cleaners earning above $1000 per month.

The CNA article gave the impression that much has been done for low wage workers without supporting figures.
I would like to verify if indeed there was progress after the scheme was implemented in 2009.

Dr Teo’s silence has made this impossible.

Please reply.

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

From: phillip ang
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 7:43 AM
To: TEO HO PIN
Subject: 20130701 Fw: 20130608 What is percentage of TC cleaners earning above $1000?

Dear Dr Teo Ho Pin

I refer to my email dated 8 June.

My query to Dr Teo was:
– the number and percentage of cleaners who have attended the 94 –122 hour WSQ Certificate in Environmental Cleaning course.
– the number and percentage of cleaners earning above $1000 per month.

The above questions were with reference to a CNA article which highlighted PAP Town Councils’ proactive efforts in raising the salaries of its conservancy workers through increased productivity.

I would appreciate if you could reply.

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

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From: phillip ang
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 12:04 AM
To: TEO HO PIN
Subject: 20130608 What is percentage of TC cleaners earning above $1000?

Attn:
Dr Teo Ho Pin
Coordinating Chairman (PAP Town Councils)

Dear Dr Teo

I refer to CNA article dated 31 May “PAP town councils pledge to adopt NWC’s recommendations”.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pap-town-councils-pledge-to-adopt-nwc-s-/693910.html

It was reported that Dr Teo spearheaded the Town Council Job Re-creation Programme (JRP) for conservancy works four years ago.

After four years of improving the productivity and pay of cleaners via the JRP, it would be reasonable to expect a higher percentage of cleaners to earn salaries of above $1000.

The article did not mention 2 important pieces of information i.e.
– the number and percentage of cleaners who have attended the 94 –122 hour WSQ Certificate in Environmental Cleaning course.
– the number and percentage of cleaners earning above $1000 per month.
http://www.wda.gov.sg/content/wdawebsite/L207-AboutWSQ/L301-WSQIndustryFramework-EnvironmentalCleaning/L401-013EnvironmentalCleaning.html?QualName=WSQ Certificate in Environmental Cleaning

I would appreciate a reply to the above query.

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

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