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S’poreans worried cleaners will lose their jobs if we cleared our own trays

S’poreans worried cleaners will lose their jobs if we cleared our own trays

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Ensuring livelihoods part of nation-building efforts, they insist.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe reasons should conform to actions, said they do not agree they must clean up after themselves and clear their own trays in hawker centres.

This after there has been a major push for more tray-return systems implemented in eating places all over the island.

One Singaporean, Zho Ho Lang, said she is not going to return any trays regardless: “If I clear my own tray, I will deprive jobs to cleaners. If not, what would old people do? Retire?”

“And as a Singaporean, I believe providing employment is part of nation-building efforts. That’s what the PAP does.”

Another regular foodcourt patron, Su Kah Chiak, said he is worried that if he clears his own trays, he will deprive old people a chance to exercise: “I heard that old people like to do menial labour as a way of exercising.”

“So I really don’t want to deprive them of this chance to get healthy by clearing our trays on our behalf.”

But not all are against self-service tray-clearing.

One supporter of the tray-return scheme, Zi Ji Lai, said: “The mass unemployment of old people will become a hot button issue in time to come.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





New political party offers to clean hawker centres for free

New political party offers to clean hawker centres for free

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This after PAP and WP cannot decide who to clean it.

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A new political party — that has yet to unveil its name — is planning on leveraging on the tit-for-tat between the PAP and Workers’ Party.

The new political party is offering to clean all hawker centre ceilings for free, after the PAP and WP cannot decide whose job it is to do so.

The spokesperson of the new political party said: “Singapore is really a miracle. We made it this far despite our dirty ceilings.”

This news of free cleaning services has brought some cheer to hawkers, who felt like they have been kicked around and misused as political pawns.

One hawker, Char Min Kia, said: “Both sides are useless. Can’t even clean a ceiling want to run the country.”

However, not all are convinced this is a good idea.

“If this is solved, wonder who will be used as pawns next? Librarians? Massage parlour staff? It could be me…”, said Jia De Shi, a taxi driver.