HighlightsPM Lee Hsien Loong thanked workers in his May Day Rally speech for their hard work and contributions. He outlined programmes to improve workers' lives and make workplaces fair and inclusive, including Workfare and the Wage Credit Scheme to help older workers and lower-wage workers. PM stressed the need to grow the economic pie and share the benefits of growth widely, and reinforced how employers, unions and Government should work together to build a better future for Singaporeans.
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MORE THAN 300,000 WORKFARE INCOME SUPPLEMENT (WIS) RECIPIENTS TO RECEIVE WORKFARE SPECIAL BONUS (WSB) BY 1 DECEMBER 2013
1. By 1 December 2013, 348,000 Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients will have received the final instalment of their Workfare Special Bonus (WSB) payment. The WSB is part of the $3.2 billion ‘Grow & Share’ Package announced by the Government in February 2011.
CNB LAUNCHED 4-DAY ISLAND-WIDE OPERATION TARGETING DRUG TRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES
The Central Narcotics Bureau’s (CNB’s) latest island-wide operation conducted from 25 November to 29 November targeted illicit drug trafficking activities in Singapore. The operation targeted syndicated drug trafficking as well as street level drug pushers. A total of 61 suspected drug offenders were arrested, of which 33 are being investigated for drug trafficking offences while the remaining are being investigated for drug possession and consumption offences.