26 Nov '11, 6am

Workers in unionised companies are getting bigger bonuses this year: NTUC

Workers in unionised companies are getting bigger bonuses this year: NTUC

NTUC president John De Payva looking on as Ms Dorothy Chia Puay Hong (centre), 59, from the DBS Staff Union, receives an appreciative hug from Ms Jasmine Chua, general secretary of the union. Ms Chia was one of 11 veteran union leaders honoured last night for stepping aside for young blood and taking up advisory posts. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Kor Kian Beng Workers in unionised companies are getting bigger bonuses this year, following the strong recovery of the Singapore economy last year. This higher payment was disclosed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Friday, one day after the Government announced that its 76,000 civil servants will get a lower bonus this year in the face of projected slower growth and global economic uncertainties. On average, the bonus for the unionised workers amounts to 3.08 months, inclusive of the 13th month payment, according...

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