The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) said on Friday (Aug 16) that it is “following up” on a Facebook post by vlogger Nuseir Yassin (Nas Daily), that was explicitly targeted at recruiting foreigners – Vietnamese, in particular for a Singapore-based job position based.
The post dated Aug 12 wrote that Nas was looking to “hire a Vietnamese person” for his team in Singapore.
“I’m looking for the best video maker in Vietnam to join me in a full-time position. You have to know how to make videos. You have to be the best at shooting or editing,”-Post Excerpt
Nas Daily’s Job Advertisement Could Be Discriminatory
TAFEP said it takes a “serious view” of all forms of discriminatory employment practices that are not in line with existing regulations, and that it works closely with the Manpower Minister to take “appropriate action” against employers who flout the rules.
Under the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (TGFEP), words and phrases that exclude Singaporeans or indicate a preference for non-Singaporeans “should not be used”. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has punitive measures in place to penalize employers who flout the rules. Such penalties include curtailment of work pass privileges or fines.
As part of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), employers are obligated to advertise positions on the Workforce Singapore’s Jobs Bank for 14 calendar days and give fair consideration to local job applicants before submitting Employment Pass applications for foreigners.