PAP government creates more low-paying ‘aviation’ jobs for foreigners

CNA headline screams “More than 2,300 jobs available at Changi Airport career fair” to give the impression of good jobs created by PAP.

But the fact is, most of them pay slave wages when we take into account our high cost of living. As such, the government feels too pai seh to provide a breakdown for all types of jobs available and expected salaries.

According to Workforce Singapore (WSG), the maximum salary of PMETs could go “up to $8000”. What it really means is there may be one or 2 jobs paying close to $8000 while most are likely to be pay less than $3000. Anyway, there is no need for the government to organise job fairs for PMETs if the available jobs are in fact paying high salaries.

(This sort of propaganda is nothing new, similar to HDB which has claimed a new 2-room BTO flat could cost buyers only $16,000. But when I queried HDB, it replied “I am afraid that we are unable to provide you with the requested information due to confidentiality”.** Prices of public flats sold to members of the public = confidential information? No interest to MPs?)

Hundreds of jobs available at the career fair such as cleaners and security guards are also non aviation-related. This leaves one to conclude that the job fair is another attempt by PAP to get Singaporeans to buy-in to low wages as the norm. Low wages will benefit Changi Airport Group which is controlled by Temasek Holdings whose CEO is Ho Ching, wife of PM Lee.

According to WSG, more than 50% of the 2,300 jobs pay less than $2000.


– “8 in 10 job opportunities are for rank-and-file workers” means the majority of jobs, or about 1,840 jobs, pay low wages and are created with foreigners in mind.
– “.., around a third of which offer salaries above $2000” means 1,288 jobs pay below $2,000.


But how many jobs pay below $1500? WSG is of course unable to disclose this as it would expose PAP’s “foreign workers help create good jobs for Singaporeans” half-truth.

After this wayang, expect PAP to claim that Singaporeans are choosy and that it has no choice but to hire foreigners from less-developed countries.


Your Ref :
Our Ref : 400-2014020950
Date : 8 Apr 2014
TEL : 1800-8663066
FAX : 68543592

Mr Phillip Ang Keng Hong

Dear Mr Ang,


We refer to your emails of 28 Mar & 2 Apr 2014.

2 I am afraid that we are unable to provide you with the requested information due to confidentiality.

3 For the Jul 2013 Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise, the 2-room (Type 1) flats at Yishun were priced from $76,000. Hence, if an applicant qualifies for the maximum Additional CPF Housing Grant (up to $40,000 ) and Special CPF Housing Grant (up to $20,000), he would only need to pay $16,000 to buy a 2-room (Type 1) flat at Yishun.

Yours sincerely,

WGY2 | 400-2014020950

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2 Responses to PAP government creates more low-paying ‘aviation’ jobs for foreigners

  1. Norman Wee says:

    In the car industry, Ford introduced specialisation of labour by modifying complicated processes into simple tasks giving housewives the opportunities to be part of car productions. Please tell Ford to pay these housewives the same pays as engineers.

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