Infocomm and Media Cluster Outreach - reaching out to more PMEs



At the NTUC PME Unit, we understand that Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) from each industry has their own unique challenges, and our role is to support the Unions in reaching out to more PMEs. This month, together with five affiliated Unions which form the infocomm cluster, we reach out to PMEs through a roadshow at the Fusionopolis and we managed to speak to two dedicated Union leaders to share their thoughts about the roadshow.

 

Although CMPU runs its own roadshow in workplaces, we were keen on working with NTUC PME Unit in staging a prominent booth at Fusionopolis — the location is extremely ideal in reaching out to the tertiary-educated, executive-level and above group of PMEs in our industry. In this sense, size does matter, as we are able to have a more prominent and eye-catching setup, which means we are able to sign more members up.
- Mr David Teo, President of the Creative Media and Publishing Union (CMPU)

 

By ourselves, we were not sure about how we could reach out to PMEs in our industry, whom we want to unionise and be able to support if and when necessary. As SUBE looks after a substantial number of Union members already, we were thankful to be able to leverage on NTUC PME Unit’s expertise in engaging PMEs, which lightens up our workload slightly.
- Mdm Sim Siew Lect, General Secretary of the Singapore Union of Broadcasting Employees (SUBE)


On addressing the unique challenges of the respective industries…

In the CMPU, our members are always looking for ways in which they are supported in upgrading their current skill sets, which is why we work closely with the Devan Nair Institute of Employment and Employability (e2i) alongside other relevant establishments to provide them with these opportunities.
- Mr David Teo, President of the Creative Media and Publishing Union (CMPU)

What we have noticed about potential members of SUBE is that a lot of them are offered contract jobs — perhaps on a yearly basis. These PMEs do not receive the job security and benefits that full-time staff, yet work equally hard. For the employer, talents who were engaged as a contract staff are also not easily retained upon the end of their term. I am passionate about the Union’s ability to perhaps change that in the future.
- Mdm Sim Siew Lect, General Secretary of the Singapore Union of Broadcasting Employees (SUBE)

 


We would like to thank the participating unions and NTUC Membership Organising Resource Centre for this joint roadshow.



 

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