More than 550 union leaders and NTUC staff packed the NTUC auditorium for a closed-door dialogue session with our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. During the session, Prime Minister Lee, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, together with NTUC President Diana Chia, NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say and NTUC Deputy Secretary-General Heng Chee How, responded to various views and concerns raised by the union leaders.
This series of dialogues provide opportunities for unionists to engage government ministers and exchange views, convey ground sentiments and members' concerns.
71 union leaders of 43 unions were recognised during this year’s Branch Official Recognition Awards (BORA) Ceremony on 12 August. This award is in recognition of their contributions as union leaders in areas of membership, leadership, industrial relations and labour-management relations.
In anticipation of the amendment to the Industrial Relations (IR) Act, OTC Institute is rolling out a series of workshopsto equip union leaders with the knowledge and skills to handle PMEs (Professionals, Managers and Executives) issues.