I’m sorry, but when someone says “Lifelong Learning” I immediately think: and when they ask me to “improve myself”, like say, thru #SkillsFuture, I think Am I the only one? “Lifelong Learning” – yeah, yeah, easier said than done, especially when most of us are busy making ends meet… But there’s an SGfuture Labour Movement recently put […]

It’s not just the banking sector that is slowing down…the oil & gas sector too…

This year seems like it will be rough. If you thought it was just the banking sector that is affected, then you are wrong. The oil and gas industry is also going through some difficult times. Keppel Corp’s fourth-quarter net profit fell 44% while its full-year profit dropped to a 5 year low. It also […]

Who do we have to blame, if we fall behind others?

Enough of the fear-mongering already. So many government agencies and analysts have been going on the news to tell us we are facing a looming economic downturn. Last week, the Ministry for Manpower released figures of employment growth being at its lowest in 12-years, while the NTUC said that retrenchment figures are creeping up. We’re […]

Chan Chun Sing’s pet peeves with the buyers of private security services…

The fact that a Labour Chief Chan Chun Sing has dedicated his second  blogpost to security, may possibly mean that it’s something that weighs heavily on his mind. NTUC Secretary General Chan Chun Sing published his second blogpost over the weekend which touched on the topic of the security industry in Singapore. In it, he even […]

Imagine Singapore without the PAP and its policies

During the recent President’s Address at the opening of Parliament, two points that were made was 1. about having “appropriate checks and balances so that alternative views can be heard” and 2. that the government will study the current political system and see if tweaks are necessary so the system can improve. At a recent think-tank […]

The stars are aligned for Chan Chun Sing

If you’re wondering why you’ve been seeing so much of Chan Chun Sing on the news, it’s because the guy’s on a winning streak. If Chan Chun Sing has a feng shui master he consults, we want the guy’s number. After all, 2015 has been nothing short of spectacular for the newly minted Labour Chief […]

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12 things that will impact workers in the coming years…

To tackle the challenges which it will face, the NTUC last week introduced its three key thrusts which its work will centre around from now till 2019. Along with it, the NTUC National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) elected its 21-member Central Committee (the highest decision-making body) to take the labour movement and its work forward into […]

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3 acupuncture points to treat the headaches… (National Delegates Conference)

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe in the need to treat the root cause of a problem. This is starkly different from the western approach of treating the symptoms. For example, the use of acupuncture to treat ailments such as headache might involve poking needles at certain points of the body – known as acupuncture points […]

Chan Chun Sing: The poor don’t need money…

Yes, you read it right. The poor don’t need money… What they really need, is care and concern. If you talk to someone who is destitute and needy, you see that they need someone who cares for them and shows them concern. Just take a look at the residents living in rental flats around Singapore. […]