Progress Singapore Party welcomes the move to introduce workplace fairness legislation to offer protection against discrimination and harassment. In my speech yesterday, I cover three main points:
1) It is important to have equal maternity and paternity leave by default with flexibility for couples to reallocate between themselves and give incentives to employers to provide better work life balance
2) Singapore should enhance the retirement adequacy of caregivers by transferring a portion of the monthly CPF contribution of the working spouse to the caregiving spouse. It is fair for a married couple who share the responsibilities of family and work to also share the rewards. I spoke about this in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报 for International Women’s Day.
3) Greater transparency on residency criteria for foreign spouses would benefit our citizens worrying over how to ensure long term residency for their foreign spouses and the recurrent cost of visit passes.
To read the full speech please go to: https://psp.org.sg/singapore-womens-development/