Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin Contributes Photo Images for NTUC-U Care Fund and BAS’s 1st NFT Charity Auction

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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 […]

Is it time to finally talk about mental wellness in the workplace?

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Recently, the topic of mental wellness has been gaining more attention. With many of us feeling fatigued and more isolated due to Covid-19, it’s no wonder that more people are feeling the blues. Covid-19 has also wreaked havoc on the way we live, causing some to face challenges in adapting to the “new norm”. In […]

PHV Driver by Day, Supermum by Night

PHV driver

We spoke with Angeline, a private hire vehicle (PHV) driver with Grab for over 3 years, to find out more about the demands of the freelancer industry and how she balances her time. Angeline started out driving for the JustGrab service where she worked 2 years before moving on to drive for GrabPremium.  Her day […]

Handicapped delivery worker inspires others with his independence

On 2 Sept, an FB user Imair shared a heartwarming story about a handicapped delivery worker. The handicapped delivery worker, Zahi, braved the rain and delivered items via public transport from Woodlands to Tampines! When Imair saw Zahi at his doorstep, he thought Zahi was a salesperson and was surprised to learn that he was […]

Leong Mun Wai owes NTUC and union leaders an apology

NMP Abdul Samad Abdul Wahab, Vice President of NTUC Central Committee, who is also general secretary of the Union of Power and Gas Employees was visibly upset when he rose to speak in response to Leong Mun Wai's uncalled for attack.

PSP Leong Mun Wai owes the NTUC and their union leaders an apology for calling them weaklings and declaring that they need to do soul-searching. The loudest voice on social media is not necessarily the voice for workers. On the contrary, the loudest voice on social media can turn out to be the voice that […]

Demystifying Help Schemes for Lower-wage Workers

cleaner at hawker centre

Every year, large sums from the Singapore annual Budget are set aside to support social spending in order to increase social mobility and help uplift those from low-income households. Lower wage workers have always been a vulnerable group that the Government has paid attention to. In case you missed this year’s National Day Rally speech, […]

NTUC has been lobbying and caring for Lower Wage Workers since 1961

NTUC has been lobbying and caring for Lower Wage Workers since 1961

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has been championing workers’ rights over the past decades, since 1961. Things really took a change in 1969, during the 1969 Modernisation Seminar when NTUC decided to take on a more cooperative stance and work with the Government and employers instead of adopting a confrontational approach.  On Singapore’s road […]