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What are my rights?

Postby stoolchicken » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:01 pm

Basically I've been a complete dumbass and got myself fired from work. Took a couple of sickies and got caught out. I know i know its all my fault and i shouldn't have been such a prick...i don't need telling.

but...do i have any rights under singapore law? Its a UK company and i'm halfway through my contract. They have been pretty fair and offered me 6 weeks in SG still on my EP and a reference, plus wages and gratuity, but i know in UK the unions would be all over this and push for more, i probably would even just have got a good talking to.

Anyone know anything about this sort of thing? Can i talk to Ministry Of Manpower?

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Postby nutnut » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:21 pm

All depends on your contract, to be honest, I'd cut your loses! I think you've got off lightly. If I were them and you pressed me for more for whatever reason, I'd not be giving you a reference at all no matter what else you got.


Maybe think about it next time!
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Postby stoolchicken » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:36 pm

Yeah I know you're right. A new job is far more important than a few extra grand. Was my own fault, fair dos.
Just wondered if there is any support out there like with UK unions, but probably not.
See you on the other side...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:17 am

Nope, in order for the union to help you would have to be a member of the union. Additionally, In Singapore, they unions are in cahoots with the government so it's a waste of time. Anyway, even if the union DID have any cojones, you wouldn't have a leg to stand on as if it were a local company, you could be fired for that, without any termination, notice or anything else except for wages due you at the time of your firing. And any reference you got would be a bad one. So, what the company normally does is not screw your future and will ask you to resign without notice (agreed by both parties) and paid to that day only. But you would not have a termination letter which is bad news as the reason why would obvious to any new potential employer.

Hopefully, you have learned a life lesson from this.

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