The Labour Movement disbursed $8.89 million to its low-income union members and families, through its various NTUC U Care assistance programmes. Since its inception in 2009, the NTUC-U Care Fund has disbursed over $67 million in total as it marks its 5th anniversary this year.
NTUC and Singapore Computer Society (SCS) are in partnership to reach out to the 100,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals in Singapore. Together, the two organisations will tap on each other’s expertise and networks to better serve the needs of this specific group of professionals.
At its second fundraiser for the year, the U Care Charity Dinner held this evening (12 November 2014), a total of $11,014,529 was announced as the Fund’s total donations garnered in 2014. This has brought fund-raising efforts to a grand total of $77,215,434 since its inception in 2009.
The Progressive Wage Model (PWM), mooted by the Labour Movement, is a four-in-one model of skills upgrading, productivity improvements, career advancement and wage progression to achieve win-win outcomes for both employers and workers.
The annual Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTC Institute) Graduation Ceremony is a major platform for the Labour Movement to recognise union leaders and partners for their dedication and efforts towards lifelong learning and strong union leadership.
The security industry currently faces operational and manpower challenges, such as low basic wages, low productivity, high turnover of SOs, and unattractive working conditions due to excessive overtime (OT) hours.
In celebration of the Festival of Lights, Singaporean and foreign volunteers gathered at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Little India to serve 5,000 migrant workers a free dinner on 26 October 2014.