Workplace Representation Through Industrial Relations
The Labour Movement has always been anticipating changes in the economy and working on measures to preserve, protect and enhance the interests of our workers. We believe in a tripartite or bipartite approach towards resolving issues and recognise that the most sustainable way of protecting workers’ interests and rights is to adopt a win-win strategy in working with the government and employers. Therefore, as the core function of the Labour Movement, the NTUC will continue to provide a high level of professional Industrial Relations service to our unions and members.
Wage Restructuring and Negotiation
Since the 1980s, the unions have been working on wage reforms and wage restructuring efforts with companies. These include implementing the Monthly Variable Component, and urging companies to move away from a seniority-based system to a job competency and / or performance-based wage system. These flexible wage systems are more age-neutral, enhancing the employability of older workers as companies are able to compensate them according to their skills and experience.