Differential treatment in AWS/Bonus payouts

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement. Ask about salaries, expat packages, CPF & taxes for expatriate.
Post Reply
sam24x7
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 5:03 pm

Differential treatment in AWS/Bonus payouts

Post by sam24x7 » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 9:43 am

Just wondering if this practice of excluding pass holders with "certain nationalities" from AWS/Bonus payouts while obliging locals and "certain other" pass holders is widespread, or my employer is a special exception?

It figures that diversity doesn't necessarily imply equality.

offshoreoildude
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1582
Joined: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 9:45 pm

Re: Differential treatment in AWS/Bonus payouts

Post by offshoreoildude » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:33 am

sam24x7 wrote:Just wondering if this practice of excluding pass holders with "certain nationalities" from AWS/Bonus payouts while obliging locals and "certain other" pass holders is widespread, or my employer is a special exception?

It figures that diversity doesn't necessarily imply equality.
IME - yes it's common. Check your contract though - my last employer was not paying me AWS until I informed them that the as a PR and without these being excluded this may be against the normal 'custom' in Singapore (pay wise PR's are often paid AWS in practice). Unless specficially excluded or the AWS would breach your salary level in contract if you're a PR or local I would argue for it.
Now I'm called PNGMK

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39559
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 1:32 pm

Actually, unless AWS is specifically written into your contract, it's optional for the employer to pay it. The only people who can claim AWS without it in the contract is with Union shops where the Union contracts customarily included AWS in the contract negotiations. In fact, since 1997 fewer and fewer companies are paying AWS.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
zzm9980
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6865
Joined: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:35 pm
Location: Once more unto the breach

Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 3:52 pm

Can you define 'AWS' for the rest of us? :D Is that 'additional wage supplement', the 13th month? Or is it something else?

As a PEP holder, my contract specifically spelled out that I received 13th month.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Careers & Jobs in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests