Less discrimination of ex-offenders in the workplace but more can be done
Through the findings from three dialogues with ex-offenders and inmates, discrimination at the workplace has lessen but more can be done to cultivate a more inclusive work environment. The dialogue sessions were organised as part of the #EveryWorkersMatters Conversations. National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), together with co-hosts Yellow Ribbon Singapore (YRSG) and Singapore Prison Service […]
New recommendations for Workplace Fairness Legislation released in Tripartite Committee Interim Report
The new Workplace Fairness Legislation will marry the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices to strengthen the overall framework for workplace fairness.
Enjoying Career Progression and Good Wages as Tradesmen in Singapore is No Longer a Distant Dream
TL;DR Made Possible by NTUC’s new Career Progression Model We get it, not everyone wants to lead that corporate life, me included. Given the chance, some of us might just want a job with more flexibility and one which work you don’t have to bring home, such as the job of tradesmen (i.e., plumbers, electricians, […]
NTUC Calls Out Errant Practices of Local Security Company
Egregious, unethical, and indespicable. These are the words fitting of what a local security agency has done to game the Progressive Wage Model (PWM), lower their operating cost, all at the expense of the livelihoods of their workers. The PWM was first mooted by National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to ensure that our workers, especially those […]
Is workplace inclusivity for ex-offenders a farce?
We all know how hard it is to reintegrate back to work worrying about childcare duties after that maternity leave or lacking the relevant work skills after taking that gap year. But have you wondered about the anxieties and uncertainties ex-offenders feel when reintegrating back into society and the workforce? At a focus group session […]
Without active strikes in Singapore, are unions still relevant today?
Traditionally, unions are known to organise strikes to fight for better pay, better welfare, and better work prospects for workers. But with the number of strikes in Singapore today being close to zero, why do we still need unions? At the Institute of Policy Studies’ (IPS) flagship Singapore Perspectives 2023 conference on 9 January, labour chief […]
It is no surprise that Mr Ng Chee Meng is co-opted into the PAP CEC. Here is why.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. National Trades Union Congress Secretary-General (NTUC Sec-Gen) Ng Chee Meng is not a Minister of Parliament but is co-opted into the 37th People’s Association Party’s Central Elective Committee (PAP CEC) on Saturday, 26 November 2022. Is this possible? Yes, let me explain why. PAP and NTUC have a Symbiotic […]
CPF contributions will soon be made mandatory for platform workers. NTUC calls for support during this transition.
TL:DR – Mandatory CPF contribution for platform workers from the part of both platform workers and platform companies are to kick in from the later part of 2024, at the earliest. NTUC will be rendering support during this transition. In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged the lack of basic […]
National Wages Council recommends a 5.5% to 7.5% wage increment for lower-wage workers in new guidelines
TL;DR: Lower-wage workers earning up to S$2,200 a month should receive salary increments of 5.5% to 7.5% for the period from Dec1, 2022 to Nov 30, 2023. Amid an uneven recovery for business in different sectors, the National Wages Council (NWC) remains steadfast in fairly and sustainably raising the wages of workers to foster Singapore’s social and […]
PM Lee: Opposition ‘missing in action’ when it comes to thorny issues like repeal of Section 377A
At the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) biennial conference on 6 November 2022, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is also Secretary-General of the PAP, called out the opposition for ‘lying low’ on thorny issues, and that it should take a clear stand for issues especially if it aims to win more seats in Parliament and […]