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Fixed term contract employees form a small but important part of Singapore’s workforce, yet not all receive their fair dues. NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Zainal Sapari says more needs to be done to protect them and give them better job security.

Many of us might be familiar with the public transport options to get you across the Causeway, i.e. the KTM shuttle, taxis or public buses. However, few would know how the day is like for a bus captain who operates the cross-border bus service that transports commuters between Singapore and Johor Bahru.

Is it just me or do you also feel that the story of digital advancement has become one of replacing working people? From ancient times, man has known only two responses to danger – fight or flight. Hence, that’s how many of us are responding to technological advancements at our workplaces today. Either we resist or we...

Come 1 July 2017, the amended Retirement & Re-employment Act (RRA) will take effect in Singapore, bringing with it three key improvements that will benefit both mature workers and their companies. In his first blog post, NTUC DSG Heng Chee How shares why this latest update is like music to his ears.

One of the sectors closest to my heart is the healthcare sector. In my years as the Executive Secretary and later, as Adviser, of the Healthcare Services Employees’ Union (HSEU), I have had the privilege of working closely together with our brothers and sisters in the healthcare sector in advancing industrial...

Representing NTUC and our Labour Movement, several union leaders and I had the excellent opportunity to interact with many fellow labour movement leaders and analysts from across various jurisdictions in Asia, Europe as well as the Scandinavian countries during the week-long annual International Labour Conference...

The rapid growth of technology and the wave of digitalisation is fundamentally changing the way people think, behave and communicate while transforming work rapidly. In his latest blogpost, NTUC Assistant Secretary-General Patrick Tay tells us why this is an era where the adage is no longer the "big fish eating the...

“It is not my job.” “It will not happen to me!” How often have we seen a potential hazard at the workplace and ignored it, thinking that someone else will take care of it? According to the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Statistics Report 2016 issued by the WSH Institute, there were a total of 13,014 workplace...

Building upon the central theme of relevance, NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing shares that the Labour Movement has been harmonising efforts to tackle disruption and serve our working people – not only for today's needs but for their entire lifecycle. What are some of these efforts? Read on to find out more...

In a recent survey commissioned by the Union of Security Employees, a sizeable number of security officers who responded to the survey cited the long working hours as the core aspect of their job that they disliked. Citing this as an issue, NTUC Assistant Secretary-General and Security Tripartite Cluster Chairman...