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Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporting!

Postby AtheneaCroft » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:09 am

I am now a SAHM as I'm on maternity. It's heartening to hear that Mr Patrick Tay from NTUC pushing the agenda for us stay-at-home Mums!

Mr Patrick Tay is in full support of us! What are your thoughts?

https://www.facebook.com/patrick.t.guan/posts/10152629749486102


"Sir, one often forgotten and forsaken group of our community are thestay-at-home mums (SAHMs). As of 2013, there are 312,000 females not working due to childcare, care-giving and home tending. There is still a lack of societal and governmental cognizance of the critical role SAHMsplay in our society supporting the basic family unit and sometimes even the extended family. They should not be seen as unproductive or contributing less to society!"

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby janet88 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:20 am

what can the govt do? at most agree that SAHMs are a bunch of mummies who are willing to sacrifice their careers to look after the children full time.

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby Janet2014 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:07 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:what can the govt do? at most agree that SAHMs are a bunch of mummies who are willing to sacrifice their careers to look after the children full time.


Perhaps should ask What "will" the govt do?
They can do a lot but will they do it?

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby AtheneaCroft » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:07 pm

Janet2014 wrote:
janet_lee88 wrote:what can the govt do? at most agree that SAHMs are a bunch of mummies who are willing to sacrifice their careers to look after the children full time.


Perhaps should ask What "will" the govt do?
They can do a lot but will they do it?


Considering that Mr Patrick Tay has already made an official speech on it, I am sure that plans will go into action for full support of SAHMs.

I do hope that incentives can be given or are already in the planning for us SAHMs.

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby janet88 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:29 pm

Janet2014 wrote:
janet_lee88 wrote:what can the govt do? at most agree that SAHMs are a bunch of mummies who are willing to sacrifice their careers to look after the children full time.


Perhaps should ask What "will" the govt do?
They can do a lot but will they do it?

nope...because there is a labour shortage and giving SAHMs recognition is not going to address the issue.

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby missyqiqi » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:23 am

Thanks for him to voice out, I'm not a SAHM yet, but working towards it. But with him voicing out, not sure how much can the govt do and seriously I doubt they will do anything. Coz so far never hear any "reply" or did i miss out some areas?

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby sleepy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:18 am

Too soon to get excited. A good starting point would be IRAS allowing more tax incentive for SAHMs' spouses since they are usually the breadwinners.

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Re: Good news for Stay at Home Mums! SAHMs! NTUC is supporti

Postby janet88 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:03 am

missyqiqi wrote:But with him voicing out, not sure how much can the govt do and seriously I doubt they will do anything. Coz so far never hear any "reply" or did i miss out some areas?

he has voiced out...but I have not heard any minister replying or even acknowledging.

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