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Annual Leave in Singapore -how does it compare to Australia?

Postby dubplate » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 2:09 pm

Hello,

I am close to accepting a offer for a job in Singapore with a multi-national technology company.

In Australia - annual leave is 20 days + public holidays + sick

The HR person in Singapore for this company is advising me that in Singapore the normal annual leave is - annual leave 14 days + public holidays + sick and that for every year of work you will receive an additional annual leave

Is this the normal annual leave for technology professionals in Singapore?

Keen to hear from forum goers

Thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 2:40 pm

Actually it's not bad by local standards. The average starting annual leave for Singapore Companies not in the financial sector are around 10days/year +1 add'l/yr served. e.g., two calendar weeks/year + public hols (11/year - 12 if an election year - polling day) & Sick leave (14 days /years).

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Re: Annual Leave in Singapore -how does it compare to Austra

Postby carlsum1986 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 3:20 pm

dubplate wrote:Hello,

I am close to accepting a offer for a job in Singapore with a multi-national technology company.

In Australia - annual leave is 20 days + public holidays + sick

The HR person in Singapore for this company is advising me that in Singapore the normal annual leave is - annual leave 14 days + public holidays + sick and that for every year of work you will receive an additional annual leave

Is this the normal annual leave for technology professionals in Singapore?

Keen to hear from forum goers

Thanks


yes I get 16 days per year +public+sick days...........
I work in IT.........

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Postby carlsum1986 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 3:21 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually it's not bad by local standards. The average starting annual leave for Singapore Companies not in the financial sector are around 10days/year +1 add'l/yr served. e.g., two calendar weeks/year + public hols (11/year - 12 if an election year - polling day) & Sick leave (14 days /years).


i got a question...if the election takes place this year will it happen on a weekday usually?do expats like us get the day off as well if the locals get the day off to vote?

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Postby dubplate » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 3:26 pm

thanks for that.

do you know if many expats on local packages manage to negotiate successfully back up to 20 days annual leave + sick + public holidays???

or is it one of those things that is very hard to change?

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 4:26 pm

dubplate wrote:thanks for that.

do you know if many expats on local packages manage to negotiate successfully back up to 20 days annual leave + sick + public holidays???

or is it one of those things that is very hard to change?


I am on a local contract, I have 22 days annual leave.

I have been at the company a long time though.

Our New starters get 10 days
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 4:54 pm

Our new starters get the MOM minimum of only 7 days! :(

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Postby JayCee » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 5:20 pm

I get 24 days a year on a local contract for a MNC, the lowest level people get 21. A local company would probably give less


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