02 Jun '11, 3am

"National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is reshaping itself towards this goal to be more pro-worker." I thought...

SINGAPORE - With foreign investments here bringing in more jobs than Singaporeans can fill, the labour movement is shifting its focus in line with ground sentiment expressed in the recent General Election: That Singaporeans should come first. As a result, foreign labour policies may have to be tweaked, labour chief Lim Swee Say indicated yesterday as he acknowledged that being employed is not enough to satisfy the public's aspirations; Singaporeans want better jobs and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is reshaping itself towards this goal to be more pro-worker. "Given the full employment situation ... it's only natural Singaporeans expect more can be done to enable them to take on better employment in Singapore," Mr Lim said at a media briefing on NTUC's leadership changes. "Low-wage workers want higher wages. For PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, techni...

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straitstimes.com 01 Jun '11, 9am

Labour chief Lim Swee Say says NTUC is moving towards a more pro-worker stance in the light of a full-employment economy. ...