Singapore’s bosses must set tone for fair workplaces, says minister
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Senior Minister Zaqy Mohamad
John van der Luit-Drummond, Editor
Ahead of a new anti-discrimination law set to be implemented in Singapore, a senior government minister has said it is important that employers and employees continue to resolve labour disputes through mediation, with litigation remaining a last resort. Speaking at IEL’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Employment Summit last week, Zaqy Mohamad, senior minister at Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM), said the Lion City’s new Workplace Fairness legislation would assure workers that they have “fair access to opportunities to succeed and thrive”, but that business leaders must create positive working environments where staff feel comfortable to speak up against bias.