He will start work immediately as a Deputy Secretary-General of the Labour Movement.
Sec-Gen Lim will step down by the next NTUC National Delegates’ Conference (the NTUC’s internal election for their Central Committee). The NTUC adopted a resolution in 2011 that the NTUC Central Committee members will step down upon reaching the age of 62 to make way for new blood.
Sec-Gen Lim shared: “We are proud to have a flow-on system. Some countries, when some people become union leaders, they don’t want to step down. Individually we’ll grow old and slow down. Collectively the NTUC cannot slow down.”
He also added the announcement does not mean that Minister Chan will be Secretary-General automatically. He will have to be elected into the Central Committee at the next National Delegates’ Conference.
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