A response to ‘who is destroying the affordability of our basic cost of living’

Singapore, increase, opportunity, government, salary, energy, NTUC

The Independent Singapore (TISG) published an open letter from a netizen that it said was circulating on WhatSapp. This being the weekend and it’s raining as well….. In the open letter, the netizen asked: “Who is destroying the affordability of our basic cost of living?” 1. the hardships faced by the average Singaporeans when everything […]

A Singaporean reflects on the lessons learned from the pandemic

Singapore, Country, Crisis, Government, Leaders, System

Singapore’s preparation has already started quite awhile ago, and it will continue to be improved until we face the next crisis. Singapore was among the first to have approved vaccines delivered to us. Working like clockwork, our leaders and front-liners, including doctors, nurses and grassroots volunteers were able to help Singapore achieve one of the […]

Focus on surpassing yourself, not on outperforming others, says Chan Chun Sing

Focus on surpassing yourself, not on outperforming others, says Chan Chun Sing

Rather than trying to outperform others, the focus for a student should be to do his best to surpass himself, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said. In an enlightening interview with Berita Harian (15 Dec), reported by the Straits Times, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore must not have just one narrow yardstick […]

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

We come alive, survive and thrive on connectivity, without which we become pedestrian and unexceptional, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a speech made at the Civil Service College’s Social-Economic Nexus Speaking Engagement Series. This is why Singapore has spent decades building our trade networks through our FTA strategy, as well as air and […]

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 […]