Today, more than 40 companies, including hotels, recreation clubs, retail companies and food and beverage businesses, pledged their commitment to create harassment-free work environments at a pledging ceremony.
NTUC U Live Department showed its appreciation to about 200 mature workers on Wednesday 1 October, at a dinner specially organised for these special guests, as part of the ‘Appreciating U – Our Mature Workers’ initiative by the Labour Movement.
With Singapore’s workforce ageing and the challenges brought about by a tight labour market, the Labour Movement believes that it is imperative to keep mature workers healthy, so that they can continue working to help ease the labour crunch and also save more for retirement.
The month-long celebration was kick-started by an industry-wide effort to appreciate early childhood educators. ESU has reached out to over 158,000 pre-schoolers from over 1,600 kindergartens and childcare centres, and invited them and their parents to thank the early childhood educators.
To celebrate Teachers’ Day and in support of SG50 celebrations, the Singapore Chinese Teachers’ Union (SCTU) organised a Teachers' Day Luncheon to pay special tribute to about 150 Pioneer Generation (PG) Chinese Language (CL) teachers.
From today, licensed companies will need to pay their resident cleaners wages according to the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for those deployed under new cleaning contracts entered into on or after 1 April 2014.
Against a global backdrop of declining unionisation rate, the unionisation rate of Singapore resident workforce is estimated to have grown by four percentage points from 23 per cent to 27 per cent between 2009 and 2013.
Some 550 union leaders, staff from the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and NTUC Social Enterprises, as well as representatives from the Labour Movement Communities, attended the dialogue organised by the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute.