The NTUC U Associate programme welcomed its 12th NTUC U Associate on Monday, 25 May 2015, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers, to bring on board Workplace Safety and Health professionals into the NTUC family.
In conjunction with various May Day celebrations held island-wide, the Amalgamated Union of Public Daily Rated Workers extended their appreciation to 680 Daily Rated Employees (DREs) who are union members, for their contribution to keeping Singapore clean and green with a special May Day gift each.
The creative and media sector here continues to offer thriving opportunities for our professionals. Based on data from the Economic Development Board and Department of Statistics in 2010, the creative media industry alone employed some 70,000 workers.
This year, as we celebrate May Day, the Labour Movement pays tribute to workers, union members and tripartite partners for their contributions toward Singapore’s economic development and social progress.
At this year’s dinner, 96 recipients, made up of union leaders, individuals, companies and tripartite members, received the prestigious May Day Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the Labour Movement.
The National Trades Union Congress, NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) & Devan Nair Employment and Employability Institute, in partnership with the Workplace Safety and Health Council, organised the inaugural U SAFE Award today for unionised companies and individuals.
The landscape industry continues to face operational and manpower challenges such as low basic wages, low productivity, high turnover of workers and unattractive working conditions due to the laborious nature of work.
Chairman of the Trustees of the MWAF, Mr Bennett Neo said, “We have worked closely with Minister Tan’s team in many areas over the last few years and for him to pay us this honour is a significant endorsement and compliment for us.”