With a membership base of more than 131,000 young working adults who are engaged through 12 affinity groups and 44 youth chapters of the NTUC affiliated trade unions, Young NTUC has come a long way since its launch in April 2005.
Over the years, Young NTUC has been in the limelight with its high visibility events and engaging programmes. Young NTUC programmes are designed around its framework of helping youths to Better themselves, Better their Family, Better the Community and Better the world.
Since 2006, p.L.a.Y! has also performed at many Labour Movement functions graced by the Prime Minister, his cabinet colleagues and leaders from the business community in Singapore.
In one of the many events and programmes organised over the years, Young NTUC has played a significant role in the annual May Day Celebrations. It staged the musical “A Labour of Love” in 2007, a first-ever attempt by the Labour Movement, with an amateur cast made up of members from all walks of life. Most of the cast were from Young NTUC’s performing arts group p.L.a.Y! (Performing with Love by Active Youths!).
In May 2009, Young NTUC organised the May Day Solidarity Walk & Concert, which attracted some 7,000 union members. The walk around the Marina Bay Golf Course ended with a concert on the driving range green of the course.
Going forward, Young NTUC will continue to focus on growing a youth community that is active and purposeful through various outlets. Youths who are interested in self development can go through Uth!Campus to learn more about themselves, the movement and how to contribute to the cause. Youths who wish to better the world can join Young NTUC in programmes such as Run 350, which was organised to raise awareness of the rising carbon signature on the Earth.
Young NTUC also organised the second run of their popular sandcastle event, Building Dreams in December 2010 and added a fundraising angle benefiting Thye Hua Kwan (THK) Moral Home for Disabled’s intellectually disabled children.