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.
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.