There are many factors involve,
1) General Standards of Living in different nations
2) Population number in that nation (or city) which also translate to part of economic of scale.
3) general population's earning and spending power
4) maintanence of hardware and infrastructure (track, buses, MRT, stations, electricity, water, etc) - some nations had these subsidized by the government, some had to pay the whole lump sum themselves.
All the above mentioned would have effect on the salary received by the bus captains and operators. And in some countries, bus captains do earn more than fresh grad... So it is not a formula that people with higher education would earn more than people who are working in the field.
Almost every year, PTC will endorse the request from transport operators to increase fares. We are seeing steady climb of profit each year. I think more can be done to keep the workforce local.Originally Posted by edutilos-
For the sake of discussion though, why do you think the workforce needs to be kept local? Also, if you raise the pay for bus drivers across the board to make it more attractive for locals, and then let's say there are no takers, what should the next step be? To reduce the pay abruptly then?
You got to be a maroon to even think they want to riot. Ho ho hoOriginally Posted by nitewalk
Not happy with me can go there and protest also.Originally Posted by manalishi
People starting digging profiles out. Ho ho ho. Want my Psle and Gce results too. ChildishOriginally Posted by ArchRival
Wait till Christmas. Christmas coming. Ho ho ho!Originally Posted by manalishi
I bet they can't do anything to the PRC. They have strong backing from their own country.
We native Singaporean is worst, kanna bully and push to the edge.
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Tired of this thread. Sian. Merry Christmas. Ho ho ho.
We heard of the problem the PRC drivers are facing in Singapore and how they felt they are not being treated fairly. The thing is... we have law in Singapore too, they could approach the Union, they could approach SMRT, they could approach many channels to voice their displeasure... of course we do not know if they have already done that already or not. That is why, I think we should wait till monday and see what is the reply SMRT would give to these drivers before we jump into conclusion that SMRT is pushing the drivers too far, or the drivers are going too far with the strike/ refusal to go to work/ etc etc.
And as far as any of us (unless you work in the SMRT or had infor from within SMRT) are concern, none of us know the full story of what is happening inside this case... so there.
As for complaining to the speaker corner, people charging service at below market rate and people wanting to give out their PSLE and GCE level cert or claiming to come from poor country or whatever, all all OT and had nothing to do with this thread. If there are so many displeasure with this country, anyone can leave the country and go home, or take matters up to higher level, go to speaker corner to make yourself heard, talk to MOM, whatever... but whatever the case, never ever take law into their own hand. Singapore is not China or Malaysia or Indonesia or whatever nations, we have a set of laws and we have law abidding citizens, PR and foreigners talents who wanted to live and stay in harmony and we do not appreciate some hotshots to disturb this harmony with whatever method they think is useful in their own nations.
So hiring locals is likely to have more continuity on the job, more cohesiveness within the company. Also if you add in the cost of providing a proper living environment which you do not have to do for the locals, the overall savings is not that great.
I believe the right amount of salary will draw people out from their shells. The question is how much more. Also, the profile of a local bus driver is likely to be in his 40-50s. It is probably unlikely we can get young chaps like those from PRC.
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