In an exclusive closed door session at the Pre-Budget 2012 Dialogue on 2 February 2012, Union Leaders had a lively dialogue with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on a variety of hot button topics at the top of their minds.
In his opening address, PM Lee revealed that Singapore had “not a bad year” in 2011, with relatively high growth, higher wages and low unemployment. However, the same cannot be said of this year, 2012. Moving forward, he touched on three key points to drive Singapore’s future economic growth and look after the welfare of Singaporean workers.
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An exclusive behind-the-scenes pre-budget 2012 dialogue between the PM and the Labour Movement
An exclusive behind-the-scenes pre-budget 2012 dialogue between PM & The Labour Movement
In an exclusive closed door session, union leaders engaged PM Lee in a dialogue on the future role of manufacturing in Singapore’s economy and what more can be done for the self-employed.
Video: Union leaders voice their concerns on the right percentage in CPF contribution to ensure workers have sufficient funds to see them through into their retirement years. (Pre-Budget Dialogue 2012).
Video: Responding to a question from the floor, PM Lee shares his thoughts on how the tripartism relationship can be further strengthened. (Pre_Budget Dialogue 2012).
Video: Representatives from the National Taxi Association ask PM Lee how the government can help to level the playing field so that self-employed workers like taxi drivers can have the same opportunities as employed workers to train and upgrade their skills. (Pre-Budget Dialogue 2012).
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