IR Act: Landmark Change

Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) got a workplace protection boost with the latest changes to the Industrial Relations (IR) Act. The Act was passed in Parliament on 19 January 2015 and will see PMEs getting better union representation. Giving their strong support to the Act were Labour MPs Patrick ...

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Upgrading Cabbies

National Taxi Association (NTA) together with Devan Nair e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) have recently announced a $2.52 million Funding Scheme that will benefit some 4,000 taxi drivers over the next two years. The funding scheme will involve working with operators to implement structured and continuous training to upgrade ...

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Pushing Up Productivity

A tripartite effort to improve productivity – that will be one of the key focus areas for the Labour Movement in 2015, said NTUC Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) Cham Hui Fong. Fielding questions from the media on the topic during a media conference on 15 January 2015 to outline the ...

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Helping Low-Wage Workers

NTUC’s U Care Centre will have more presence in the heartlands, organise monthly free legal clinics for low-wage workers seeking legal advice, push for better pay for workers, and work on job-redesign projects in 2015. More Presence in Heartlands U Care Centre’s main outlet is currently situated in Jurong ...

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Extending Coverage

  The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill will be read for the second time in Parliament on 19 January 2015, and that is when Members of Parliament, including those from the Labour Movement, will debate the provisions in the Bill. This comes after the Labour Movement and its unions successfully ...

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For The PMEs

  The proposed Employment Claims Tribunal, first announced during the Manpower Ministry’s 2014 Workplan Seminar will be ready in 2015, said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in a recent interview with the local media. The Tribunal aims to provide all workers an expeditious and affordable dispute resolution mechanism for their ...

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Setting Taxi Standards

Responding to the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) announcement of changes in the Taxi Availability (TA) Standards, the National Taxi Association (NTA) recently stated that more could have been done to help taxi drivers meet the TA requirements. LTA’s revised Taxi Availability Framework will require taxi companies to have 85%, ...

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Geylang Fire Update

MWC will work with the employers of workers affected by the recent Geylang fire by providing assistance and support, vouched MWC Executive Director Bernard Menon. This was in response to the fire that broke out on 6 December 2014 at a shophouse housing migrant workers at 35, Geylang Lorong ...

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Care for the Elderly

Care For The Elderly Thanks to the donation from the NTUC-U Care Fund to the Eldercare Trust, Mr Teng Chit Seng, 66 has been able to enjoy the facilities and care given by NTUC Health’s Silver Circle. Mr Teng, who is single, currently lives in a HDB flat left ...

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