Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honour by the NTUC at their annual May Day Awards. His contributions towards improving employment and wage conditions, especially for low-income and disadvantaged workers, were praised. NTUC is led by Ng Chee Meng, a former Minister and PAP CEC member who lost at the Seng Kang GRC in the General Election 2020.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong’s May Day Rally speech highlighted Singapore’s economic challenges amid global uncertainties, stressing the need for economic transformation, lifelong learning, and the importance of the PAP-NTUC partnership.
Amid growing election speculation, his speech resembled an election campaign address, focusing on key issues such as housing affordability and the well-being of Singaporean workers.
At the May Day Rally, labour chief Ng Chee Meng urged the National Trades Union Congress to enhance support for professionals, managers, and executives, as well as young workers.
He highlighted ongoing efforts, including the certification of HR practitioners, a youth task force, and the upcoming Career Starter Lab, as part of NTUC’s wider revamp to adapt to evolving worker demographics and economic changes.
The People’s Association (PA) was founded in 1960, and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) was founded in 1961. After 60 years, what is the verdict of the people? Have the PA and NTUC been entrenched in serving the interests of the People’s Action Party (PAP) or the needs of the citizens of Singapore? The … Read more
The planned increase in Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates should not be delayed any further as the Government would need to “keep pace with implementation”, said National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) deputy secretary-general Heng Chee How on Thursday (4 February). The increase in CPF contribution rates was initially set to take place on 1 … Read more
Not only that the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has failed to set minimum wage levels for workers in Singapore, it even “fights constructive opposition suggestions for this”, said Mr Yeoh Lam Keong on Thursday (22 Oct), as he indicated it as “entirely baffling”. Mr Yeoh, former GIC Chief Economist, was commenting on the heated … Read more
The Workers’ Party’s (WP) proposal of setting up a universal minimum wage of S$1,300 had earned criticism by the union leaders recently. Some union leaders told TODAY that the lowest salaries in some sectors are already above S$1,300, adding that the formulated policies were based on data and the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) leaders’ … Read more
Yesterday (14 Jul), the defeated People’s Action Party candidate in the recent General Election (GE), Ng Chee Meng, posted a message on his Facebook page saying that he will “soon be stepping down from the Cabinet”. Ng and the rest of his PAP teammates lost to Workers’ Party (WP) at last week’s GE. Despite police … Read more
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Central Committee stands in “unanimous support” for former Member of Parliament (MP) Ng Chee Meng as its secretary-general, said the President of NTUC Mary Liew on Tuesday (14 July). During the General Election (GE) on 10 July, the People’s Action Party (PAP) team lost with 47.87 per cent of … Read more
In Parliament on Thursday (4 June), Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim raised some questions on the Government’s decision to have NTUC administer the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) and what that means for government accountability. SIRS is an auto-inclusion scheme introduced by the Government in the Resilience Budget to support eligible self-employed persons tide … Read more