In a speech made to NTUC members yesterday, PAP minister without portfolio and NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say has called on unions to “merge” for a “louder voice”.
According to a Straits Times report today, “recent mergers include the six taxi operators’ associations into the National Taxi Association, and that of the Singapore Air Transport Workers’ Union into the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers’ Union.”
ABU DHABI // Representatives for foreign workers in the UAE have applauded the country's determination to regulate recruitment from labour-exporting nations.
While it is illegal to charge workers for visas within the UAE, the laws about what happens in host countries remain unclear.
QUANG NINH — More than 100 representatives from labour inspection agencies in the 10 ASEAN member countries gathered in northern Quang Ninh Province yesterday to share experiences and seek co-operation.
At the two-day meeting, participants discussed ways of enhancing labour laws, the scope and standards for training labour inspectors.
While 85 percent of 14,504 firms employing more than 50 workers have complied with the 2003 labor law by establishing an employee-management cooperation (EMC) forum, 15 percent have not, reflecting some resistance, says an official.
The data from the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry in Indonesia show that as of June this year, 12,417 companies have set up such forums. But more than 2,000 have not.