Clarification on Wage Dispute between Sime Chong Construction Pte Ltd and its Workers
On 18 December 2012, several workers of Sime Chong Construction Pte Ltd were reported to have stopped working on an HDB Build-to-Order (BTO) project in Yishun as a result of a wage dispute.
We would like to clarify that online reports stating Sime Chong Construction Pte Ltd as the main building contractor for the BTO project in Yishun are inaccurate. Sime Chong Construction is a second-level sub-contractor for Asiabuild Construction, which is in turn a sub-contractor for the main contractor, Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd.
HDB had immediately contacted the main building contractor Teambuild upon receiving feedback about the dispute on 18 December 2012. Ministry of Manpower and the main contractor have since stepped in to help resolve the dispute between Sime Chong Construction and their workers.
Construction works on the BTO project are still progressing according to schedule.