It is no surprise that Mr Ng Chee Meng is co-opted into the PAP CEC. Here is why.

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. National Trades Union Congress Secretary-General (NTUC Sec-Gen) Ng Chee Meng is not a Minister of Parliament but is co-opted into the 37th People’s Association Party’s Central Elective Committee (PAP CEC) on Saturday, 26 November 2022. Is this possible? Yes, let me explain why. PAP and NTUC have a Symbiotic […]

PME Taskforce call for stronger support for PMEs who become involuntarily unemployed

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It’s been a full year since nine recommendations were made by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)-Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) PME Taskforce (PME TF) to strengthen PMEs’ employment and employability and enable them to compete fairly and more effectively in the labour market. Since the release of the recommendations, NTUC-SNEF has been working closely with the Ministry […]

Dilemma of a Food Delivery Rider

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses are scrambling to maintain a semblance of business continuity which enabled work-from-home arrangements as part of the new normal. As a result, gig workers like 23-year-old Mohd Rifqy become a crucial lifeline, delivering food and other supplies to people. Rifqy, who recently completed his national service, shared that working […]

PHV Driver by Day, Supermum by Night

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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 […]

Singapore’s Food Delivery Riders: Who’s Fighting for Them, Really?

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When Circuit Breaker kicked in on 7 April 2020, the rules were fairly straightforward with regard to dining in: we couldn’t dine in. Everything from fine-dining restaurants and hawker centres to cafes and bubble tea stores were strictly limited to deliveries and takeaways only. While this posed at least some inconvenience for everyday Singaporeans like […]

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 […]

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 […]

F-15SG fighter pilot Muhammad Iskandar took to the sky on NDP 2021

F-15SG fighter pilot Muhammad Iskandar took to the sky on NDP 2021

Among the fighter pilots who took to the sky on 21 August during our belated National Day Parade was MAJ Muhammad Iskandar. A Fighter Pilot in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Maj Iskandar is entrusted to plan, lead and execute various complex multinational operations and exercises in the SAF. Since joining the RSAF […]