Zainal Sapari: Your Bidding Is My Command

In my last blog post, I shared my thoughts on how irresponsible outsourcing by organisations or companies could depress or lead to stagnating wages. Cheap sourcing could cut the margins of service providers and hence, give them very little room to provide better employment benefits other than those required ...

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Patrick Tay: PMEs Labour in Vain? The Protection and Prerogative of PMEs

With the recent weaker economic figures and sombre market outlook as a backdrop, I expect layoffs/retrenchments this year and in the next few years ahead to affect more Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) than before partly due to the workforce having an exponential increase in the number of PMEs ...

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Chan Chun Sing: An Unusual Labour Movement?

When I first joined the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) a year ago, I never fully appreciated how “unusual” this organisation was. It was only when I first participated in the annual International Labour Organisation (ILO) meeting in Geneva that I began to appreciate just how “unusual” we were. ...

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Why Tripartism is Singapore’s winning formula

6 Reasons Why Tripartism is Singapore’s Winning Formula

It is not in many countries around the world that you see this scene being played out: Key representatives from the employer body, trade union movement and the elected government around the same table, and sometimes, even holding hands together. In Singapore, such a scene is normal, I would even ...

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Tripartism: Singapore’s Influence on the World

In our previous post, we described how Singapore’s model of tripartism and social dialogue has played a central role in our country’s economic and social development in the last 50 years. But how does the international community regard our model? Ahead of The International Forum on Tripartism in Singapore, ...

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Let’s Talk about Tripartism

The concept of tripartism is simple enough. In a nutshell, it’s the co-operation between employers, the Government and unions for the common good. But effectively practising it is easier said than done. Here in Singapore, three umbrella bodies play a key role in promoting and upholding the spirit of ...

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Why NTUC will not let up efforts to deepen Tripartism

Why Ntuc Will Not Let up Efforts to Deepen Tripartism

Singapore’s Labour Movement together with its partners in the Singapore National Employers Federation and the Manpower Ministry will host delegates at the inaugural International Forum on Tripartism in Singapore on 26 October 2015. Ahead of the Forum, NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing shares his thoughts on the annual International ...

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Eyes On: International Forum on Tripartism

Come 26 October 2015, some 800 participants from over 30 countries and regions will be in town for the International Forum on Tripartism (IFT), where tripartism practitioners will share their views and experiences. Commemorating Singapore’s 50 years of independence and membership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the one day ...

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