More than being a union to fight for workers’ rights, the Labour Movement (LM) also cares for the well-being of its members too.
Learning from the experience of the 2013 haze situation, the LM has this time around taken pre-emptive actions to prepare and protect workers for the worst. Unions such as the National Taxi Association (NTA) distributed masks to taxi drivers recently while NTUC’s Social Enterprises such as NTUC Health’s SilverACE Senior Activity Centres have several measures to protect its elderly clients.
From procuring N95 masks and eye-drop solutions to implementing safety measures within the workplace, the unions and Social Enterprises have all areas covered.
NTUC Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and Director of Workplace Safety and Health Secretariat Yeo Guat Kwang noted that the haze situation could worsen.
“The Labour Movement is concerned for the safety and health of our workers in the workplace.
“It is the responsibility of the employers under the Workplace Safety & Health Act to take measures to safeguard our workers from exposure to haze,” he added.
(Source: NTUC This Week)