PM Lee thanks Panasonic for believing in Singapore

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Recently, it was announced that Panasonic is shutting down its refrigeration compressor manufacturing operations in Singapore. Unfortunately, this will result in 700 employees to be retrenched. In a Facebook post, PM Lee Hsien Loong said, “We are deeply grateful that Panasonic believed in Singapore and journeyed with us for the better part of our history. […]

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 […]

Meet the people faithfully speaking for lower wage workers

COVID-19 has thrust our lower wage workers like cleaners into the spotlight. Many Singaporeans have become aware that they play an integral role in society and deserve to receive higher wages. The good news is, the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) which benefits many lower wage workers, is already implemented in some sectors. These are the […]

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 […]

Burnt out while working from home? You are not alone.

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It would not be an understatement when we say the past year was not easy for most people. The impact of COVID-19 sweeping through the globe has certainly had an impact on the economy. This economic uncertainty coupled with the ever-changing safe management measures, has left workers struggling to cope.  With remote working foisted upon […]

Sengkang GRC resident rolls up his sleeve and turns neighbourhood cleaner

Sengkang GRC resident rolls up his sleeve and turns neighbourhood cleaner

With no cleaners in sight and rubbish piling up for weeks, Sengkang resident Khairi Johari decided to roll up his sleeve and turn neighbourhood cleaner to clear the rubbish. “The estate is starting to look like a slum and I most certainly don’t call a slum my home,” he said. This rubbish has been sitting […]

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Cleaners can look forward to higher wages over six years from 2023, after proposals by the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) were accepted by the Government on Monday (Jun 7). Over the years, the base pay of cleaners has risen gradually under the PWM. It now stands at S$1,236. Come July, it will rise to […]