SINGAPORE: The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has welcomed the Protection from Harassment Bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Monday by Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah.
The Bill seeks to provide a range of self-help measures, civil remedies and criminal sanctions to better protect people from harassment, distress and related anti-social behaviour.
The labour movement said it is heartened that this protection will also be extended to “workers who deliver public service”.
This may include workers in public healthcare, public transport and other services essential to the well-being of the public or functioning of Singapore.
NTUC said it has been advocating better protection for workers, and it will work with its tripartite partners to educate employers and workers on the topic of harassment.
It will also continue to ensure that its companies put in place proper grievance handling procedures and guidelines to deal with such issues.