Women in the workplace – Do employers see them as assets?


While women have traditionally taken on caregiving roles, steps towards making the workforce more inclusive have allowed more women to balance both their families responsibilities. The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) has urged organisations to adopt a fair and merit-based approach to employment –  disallowing job advertisements to state gender as […]

MP Yeo Wan Ling: “Women Have Once Again Risen to The Occasion”

yeo wan ling with women workers

Labour MP, Yeo Wan Ling shared in a Ministerial Statement earlier this year that she once met with a rather distraught constituent who was very stressed out about managing her caregiving responsibilities at home. This lady’s husband suffers from OCD and she has three young ones with the youngest one being a child with special […]

Labour Chief: “I’ve heard their experiences of workplace discrimination.”


You probably have heard of the raging conversations surrounding foreign talent, and discrimination against Singaporeans over the years. But did you know that the tripartite partners have also been relentless in their push to ensure Singaporean workers are treated fairly? Of course, there continue to be recalcitrant companies with unfair HR practices, so the work […]

Twelve Cupcakes’ Ex-Director Fined Over Offences Involving Underpaid Staff

twelve cupcakes

Former director at bakery chain Twelve Cupcakes, 49-year-old Yvonne Ong Hwee Ming, was fined $20,000 earlier this week for allowing the firm to underpay its workers. Yvonne Ong, an ex-teacher, pleaded guilty to four charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. According to a Straits Times article, her lawyer said that “her client is […]

A Peek into The Food Delivery Community You Always Wondered About 

Ever wonder what life is like for a food delivery rider? Yong Wei – a food delivery rider with Grab for the last 3 years and pro tem President of the National Delivery Champions Association (NDCA) gives us a peek into the food delivery community. Yong Wei made the switch when a desk-bound job left […]

Enhancing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for Lift & Escalator Sector? YES!

Ng Chee Meng, NTUC Secretary General

“From thirty storeys if you fall, I think your body will be smashed right…” This was what lift technician Mohammad Hazri previously shared in TV series, On the Red Dot. Today, there are an estimated 70,000 lifts and 7,000 escalators in Singapore. To keep our lifts and escalators functioning smoothly, technicians like Mohammad Hazri often […]

NTUC FairPrice to offer discounts to lower-income families

Lower income families with CHAS blue cards will be receiving a 3% discount every Thursday at NTUC FairPrice stores until the end of 2021. This discount is applicable at all 149 FairPrice stores, including FairPrice Finest outlets and FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, as well as FairPrice on Wheels and all 84 Unity pharmacies. To receive the […]

“Luckily I am a union rep, and was able to help”

Meet Brother Tan Richard, veteran trade unionist, General Secretary of the United Workers of Electronics & Electrical Industries (UWEEI). As a strong advocate for workers’ training and career progression, Union Leader Brother Richard has played a significant role in the development of Singapore’s industry transformation map (ITM) for the electronics sector over the years. The ITMs […]

More Support under New NTUC U FSE Relief Scheme!

If 2021 has been rough for you, you are definitely not alone. Many of our freelancers have been hit hard even as Singapore moves into the next phase. Thankfully, there is more support for them under the new NTUC U FSE Relief Scheme! Amidst a period of slow economic recovery, the National Trades Union Congress […]