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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Pioneers Day Out

Leaders from the NTUC Women’s Development Secretariat (WDS) organised a community service initiative to show care and support for 51 elderly people from the Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre (THK SAC) on 18 October 2014. The event, which receives U Care CSR Co-Funding support under the U Care ...

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A Bright Start

  Believing that everyone should benefit from quality pre-school education, the Bright Horizon Fund, a programme under the NTUC-U Care Fund, aims to give children from less privileged families a level playing field. Such was the case for Vani (not her real name), a student of NTUC First Campus’ ...

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Towards A Brighter Future

Jointly funded by the NTUC-U Care Fund, the Union of Security Employees (USE) recently saw 154 awards worth a grand total of $37,800 given out to children of union members, ranging from primary to tertiary level. Scholarship recipient for degree level Ms Nicole Marie U Chia, 24, who is ...

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Making A Difference

For A Better Life Lift technician Mr Mohamed Hanifar (pictured above) had to raise five school-going children on his own after his wife passed away in 2013 due to cancer. Instead of complaining, he works “so that they can have a better life”. The branch official from The Singapore ...

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MWC On Duty

8 December 2014 – All’s calm on the Singapore front. But that wasn’t the case one year ago on the same evening, when the Little India riot put the city into a state of shock. Following the incident, a Committee of Inquiry (COI) was set up, and it made ...

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Being Future-Ready

  One-third of the Singaporean workforce consists of PMEs (Professionals, Managers and Executives) and this proportion is likely to increase in the coming years. To keep in tandem with the changing workforce profile, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill was tabled in Parliament on 3 November 2014. It seeks to ...

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Housing Foreign Employees

Singapore’s Manpower Ministry introduced the Foreign Employee Dormitories Bill in Parliament on 4 November 2014, a legislation which encompasses additional regulations for larger dormitories housing foreign workers here. Parliament will debate the Bill during its January 2015 sitting. The way to go Under the Bill, large purpose-built dormitories for ...

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Quality over Quantity

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced new measures (see box on right) on 30 October 2014 to raise the quality and productivity of the construction workforce so as to boost the nation’s competitiveness. Here’s A Quick Look At The New Measures ✔       Firms are required ...

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Festive Flavours

Many migrant workers’ problems start way before they reach our shores. For some, the amount of money paid to agents and middle-men can be quite costly, while others come to Singapore without knowing the terms and conditions of their employment.

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