SINGAPORE — The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) will set up two new centres “in the next few months” to support low wage workers and professionals, managers and executives (PMEs), said NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say today (Sept 3) at the Labour Movement National Day celebration wrap up.
The two new centres will be located in the new Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. It will help all workers have better access to job openings, regardless of union membership.
The centre for PMEs will also have a virtual component to cater to the Internet-savvy group.
Nonetheless, Mr Lim still hopes that more workers can join the union, as the NTUC can only assist existing members for matters of legal representation.
Union members currently make up one in four workers in Singapore.