Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA) and Megamanpower withholding the payment ??
This incident took place at Bukit Timah Community Club vaccination centre.
The vaccination centre is run by Parkway Shenton, whose chief executive Edmund Kwok said it had hired Megamanpower to supply workers until early June.
There are two companies providing the workers at the centre
Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA) and Megamanpower.
Eight of the healthcare workers at the centre told ST that they have yet to receive their salary for the month of May and some for the first week of June.
They are allegedly owed payments of between about $1,300 and over $4,500 since June 15.
Megamanpower told ST that it then “approached SAA for supply of medics and nurses”.
Parkway Shenton Outsource to Megamanpower who in turn outsource to Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA)
Who is Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA)
It is a provider of ambulance and medical staff for your corporate needs. Medics standby, Event first aid, and more.
From their company website and social media profile, it seems to be a slightly larger company compare to Megamanpower.
Owner may be FUNDAZE INVESTMENTS PTE LTD. Personally, not too keen to buy their profile to find out more.
Their defense on Facebook seems convincing and shocking. See more below.
It is a manpower company run by Lee Kwan Ting Sean
From its company website and social media profile, it seems to be a small company
how did it manage to clinch such a big contract from Parkway Shenton ?
Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA) Defense
1. We refer to the Today article published on 2 July 2021 (https://www.todayonline.com/…/mom-investigating-firms… ) which is captioned “MOM investigating firms over sudden termination of contracts, salary arrears for some Covid-19 vaccinators”.
2. SAA’s response to the various allegations made against SAA have been given and quoted in the article.
3. According to the article, a Megamanpower (MMP) spokesman claimed that “the company has already paid SAA” and “had not restricted access to the workers’ timesheets”. These assertions are untrue or misleading.
4. The projects began in February 2021. It was not until June 2021 that MMP made any sort of payment to SAA. This meant that for the months of February, March, April, and May, no payment was made to SAA by MMP. Even worse, the amount paid by MMP to SAA in June 2021 did not even remotely come close to the total amount due to SAA and owed by MMP.
Despite all this, SAA has managed to pay most of its contractors for work done up to the month of April 2021.
5. MMP’s claim that they had “sent SAA an email with all the timesheets on June 10” is also misleading and disingenuous. MMP had in fact removed SAA’s access to shared documents on Google Drive on 3 June 2021 and has still not restored the access. While MMP had sent some copies of documents to SAA, these documents appear incomplete, and in some instances also do not appear to correspond with the contractors’ contracts. SAA is therefore having great difficulties in tabulating and ascertaining the correct amounts due to contractors for work done in May and June 2021.
6. SAA has since engaged lawyers to commence action against MMP. A legal letter of demand was sent out on 30 June 2021 to MMP. This letter contains further details and particulars of SAA’s response and position. A copy of this letter is attached for reference.
7. SAA is not blind or unsympathetic to the plight of the contractors who have not yet received payment for work done. As stated in our response to the media, SAA will continue to try to verify and ascertain the correct amounts still due to the contractors who have not yet been paid and endeavour to properly and accurately pay these contractors.
8. SAA will also fully assist and cooperate with MOM in any investigation.