Singapore’s workforce has evolved. The number of Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) continues to grow and the Labour Movement is adapting and adjusting its offerings accordingly, to cater for the changing needs and aspirations of the growing PME community.
The 2015 edition of the annual Future Leaders Summit held today at the NTUC Centre brought together 15 inspiring leaders and top management from a range of diverse industries to share their insights and perspectives with some 700 Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).
Through the efforts of the NTUC U Care Centre and NTUC-U Care Fund, low-wage workers now have a place to approach to seek help on workplace issues; while low-wage union members can apply for assistance schemes to help them better cope with the costs of living.
The annual “Best Companies for Mums” contest recognises companies and individuals for their remarkable efforts in making it possible for employees to achieve better work-life harmony through the implementation of flexible work arrangements and various employee support initiatives.
In a bid to encourage shared parenting, NTUC U Family has put together a New Dad's Survival Kit to be distributed to 300 fathers of newborn children at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital over the next few weeks.
Mr Zainal Bin Sapari, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Care and Share Department, NTUC, said, “We have raised the income criteria this year and expect about 11,000 more beneficiaries for the two assistance programmes, compared to 50,000 beneficiaries last year.