Come 18 February, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will deliver Singapore’s Budget 2022 statement in Parliament. This will be the first time he will be delivering the Budget statement as Finance Minister, having taken over the portfolio from Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat last year! Every year after the national Budget is announced to the public, […]
While Covid-19 has made work more flexible for some, the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental-wellbeing of many employees as they grapple with longer working hours, and social isolation. Remember the days when you look forward to going to office to catch up with colleagues during lunchtime or coffee breaks? Or the Friday happy […]
“Why should you pay $9 a month for union membership?” Hear it from Nominated MP & Unionist Mr Abdul Samad!
“Why should workers pay $9 a month for union membership?” and “What should I tell my children about the future of work?” were just some of the questions Nominated Member of Parliament and Unionist Mr Abdul Samad were asked over an hour long podcast interview with Plan B. He is the 13th NMP to represent […]
Security Officers Exploited? NTUC And Union of Security Employees: Come to us if you have information on illegal practices!
Do you remember the case of abuse of a security officer about two years back during Deepavali? The case went viral on social media after the guy was filmed verbally abusing a security officer. It casts a spotlight on the need for better treatment and welfare of security officers. A survey of 1,002 officers, conducted […]
Many PMEs today find themselves sandwiched between the need for survival in challenging times and the changes brought on by globalisation. Add Covid-19 to the equation – we can just imagine their frustrations… Singapore’s PMEs deserve help in these turbulent times. They are definitely facing challenges, and their calls for help are getting louder. But […]
The Joint NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce has released its recommendations report after consultation with more than 10,000 professionals, managers, and executives (PMEs), union leaders, and business leaders. Yes, 10,000! They have done the tedious groundwork and it’s worth it for our PMEs! But wait, PSP’s Leong Mun Wai has just come out to claim a win, it appears… […]
Scenes of chaos emerged when the residents at a foreign worker dormitory in Jurong confronted the management as a group last week. Apparently, about 500 workers staying in the dorm have tested positive for Covid-19. Photos and videos of workers at the Westlite Jalan Tukang dorm voicing their frustrations with how they are being treated […]
Siti Sarah is a mother of three young children. Finances is sometimes a concern as her second son has suspected autism, and they have to go for monthly check-ups. Sarah was working at a construction firm as an admin assistant when the pandemic hit. Without warning, she was fired. They told her not to go […]
Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin Contributes Photo Images for NTUC-U Care Fund and BAS’s 1st NFT Charity Auction
Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) U Care Fund and Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) recently announced their inaugural non-fungible token (NFT) charity auction event, Blockchain For Good! The charity initiative is supported by companies including Singapore Airlines, Amazon Web Services Inc., law firm Drew & Napier, and cryptocurrency exchange, Coinhako. It aims to raise S$250,000 for the NTUC-U Care Fund […]
“We survive on willpower, kopi and Redbull.” The work of security officers is tough. Vulgarities, abuse from the public is more common than you think… After a Bill passed in Parliament on 5 October introduced new offences and tougher penalties for those who harass, assault or hurt officers carrying out their duties, security officers are […]