It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the Labour Movement learned of the demise of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. To the National Trades Union Congress, affiliated unions and all in the Labour Movement, it means the losing of the founding father of independent Singapore, and a dear brother to our workers.
The Labour Movement joined women around the world today to celebrate International Women’s Day. Themed “Appreciating Her”, the celebrations at Downtown East saw some 2,000 union members and their families joining in a mass dance session and enjoying a day of fun-filled fringe activities.
The Labour Movement welcomes the measures to strengthen retirement adequacy and enhance CPF savings of Singaporeans. Earlier, the Labour Movement had called for an increase of the CPF salary ceiling to $6,000.
With FREIDA, MWC can move beyond its traditional areas of migrant workers outreach for maximum catchment and impact. Currently, it focuses its outreach at purpose-built dormitories and migrant worker recreation centres.
Since 1999, key leaders from the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have visited workers working in the essential services during the Lunar New Year to thank them for their contributions and sacrifices in keeping Singapore moving amidst the festivities.
Today, some 200 taxi leaders and members of the National Taxi Association (NTA) visited the homes of 52 workers from Bizlink Centre (Bizlink), a non-profit organisation that employs disadvantaged people, especially those with disabilities.
The inaugural U Associate (UA) Convention opened today at the NTUC Auditorium at One Marina Boulevard. NTUC President Diana Chia and NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say graced the occasion as Special Hosts.