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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

More Respect and Better Protection of Security Officers

“Aiya, always kena one la! Normal, don’t worry!” This was the cheery reply of a security officer whom I once witnessed being verbally abused by a tenant. The way he brushed it off as “normal” was really disturbing. This was just one case. Could you imagine the many other cases which were never highlighted simply […]

“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 […]

Cleaning Firm Gives Out Special Pandemic Bonus of Almost $1 million

One cleaning firm is handing out a special pandemic bonus of close to $1 million to its cleaners and other employees. On the generous reward for his employees, Mr Abdul Aziz Yusof, the chief executive of Cleaning Express shared that during the pandemic, there was a shortage of manpower and resources, yet his workers remained […]

Singapore Retailers Appeal to Landlords for Support

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In a press statement on 16 May 2021, Singapore Tenants United For Fairness (SG TUFF) shared their poll result, showing that more than 81% of frontline businesses across retail, F&B, services and others are experiencing a sales drop of more than 50% versus pre-Phase 2 (HA). Approximately 45% are experiencing 80% or more sales drop, […]

Who are our Labour MPs? What sets them apart from the other MPs?

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By now everyone has probably heard enough about NTUC’s symbiotic relationship with the PAP. Members First, Workers Always. #EveryWorkerMatters. More PMEs need to join unions… and so on. If you also haven’t noticed, some of the faces of NTUC are also the same faces you’ve probably seen in parliamentary debates, or around your neighbourhood if […]