So you think you don’t need to join a union?

  If you ask any one of your friends if he or she is in a union, you’re likely to be greeted with the following answers: – “Har? Union? Simi lai eh? – “Singapore got union one meh?” In the world of labour relations, the beef of employees are matters of industrial disputes, abject exploitation […]

..so as to achieve happiness…

  NTUC’s family development unit, U Family published a happiness survey last week citing 9 out of 10 working Singaporeans are happy overall. As soon as the survey hit the internet, netizens turned out in full force hurling skepticism and cynicism at the report. They jeered, they booed, they flung their cyber tomatoes and eggs […]

102nd International Labour Conference: what’s in it for Singapore?

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently held the 102nd session of its International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. Among the many topics discussed by the delegates and the representatives of labour movements from most ILO member countries were the pressing issues of labour standards and social protection for growing and ageing populations. Singapore representatives attended […]