NTUC Calls Out Errant Practices of Local Security Company

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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?

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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?

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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 […]

We can remain successful if we understand that success is a team sport: Chan Chun Sing

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Singapore can only remain successful if we continue to have generations of Singaporeans who understand that success is a team sport, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing. Speaking at the Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Perspectives 2023, Mr Chan said everyone has the responsibility to pay it forward. “We are all here not just because […]