NTA is thus heartened by the Ministry of Transport’s appeal for taxi operators to proactively support and help taxi drivers meet commuters’ demands instead of passing down any financial penalties they incur to the taxi drivers.
The growing number of PMEs will require support at the workplace so the Labour Movement responded by forming the NTUC PME Unit back in September 2011 to better reach out to PMEs and assist them in four key areas or the four Ps – Protection, Progression, Placement and Privileges.
NTUC welcomes the Government’s announcement that civil servants will receive a year-end AVC of 1.1 months, with lower-wage officers receiving an AVC of at least $1,600 which was a result of extensive deliberations between PSD and NTUC.
To attract and retain staff better, we also need to help our workers to do their jobs easier, smarter and safer. This is a better way of sustaining growth, creating jobs and avoiding wage stagnation.
The Singapore economy is into a new phase. We are upgrading qualitatively, and not expanding rapidly like we used to. We grew 1.3 per cent last year, quite good given the weak global economy. This year we expect to grow between 1 and 3 per cent.
To build better workplaces, the tripartite partners have unanimously agreed there should be better protection for more workers, while ensuring flexibility to employers. Later this year, we will make changes to the Employment Act.
The NTUC-led LM has been a strong and responsible social partner in nation building. The economic progress and industrial peace that Singapore enjoyed over the past several decades is testament to the progressiveness of Singapore Union Leaders working within a Tripartite framework.
HSEU started as a house union for the Health Corporation of Singapore staff with about 1,000 members. The birth of the union was an uphill task as we struggled to find a foot-hold as an independent union striving to serve members by providing good industrial relations among other benefits
This year, I am very happy to announce that this number has increased to 61, that is, ALL 61 of our affiliated unions and association have come forth to support us this year!
The Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) stands ready to help all migrant workers who need housing and other subsistence aid such as meals and other living needs. Since establishment in 2009, MWC has already housed, fed or represented over 7,000 workers.
The Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) shares the concerns of our fellow migrant worker NGOs about the plight of former work permit holders (Special Pass Holders) who now have to fend for their own living because of ongoing Work Injury Compensation claims.
Early childhood educators have shared with the union that they hope more can be done to improve their salary, career and professional development, as well as the image of their profession.