|9 October 1981||Formation of Chemical Industries Employees Union 3,500 members|
Economic Recession in Singapore
Massive retrenchment exercises in the chemical sector
CIEU places emphasis on training and upgrading skills for retrenched and existing workers. CIEU also supports wage restraint policy to help companies remain viable while increasing emphasis on productivity and adapting change to technology change
CIEU’s 10th Anniversary
CIEU relocated to Jurong Workers Centre, later renamed NTUC Jurong Lifestyle Centre
CIEU 21 finalised the five pillars in preparation for the 21st century:
|2002||CIEU changes our constitution to increase each term from 3 years to 4 years|
Adoption of Jamiyah Children’s Home as CIEU’s supported Charity Home
Formation of Young CIEU for the development of younger union leaders through youth activism.
CIEU focuses on 3 areas in Labour Movement 2011 initiatives:
|2007||20 CIEU partners pledged to practice fair employment practices with the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices|
Singapore Economic Downturn
700 CIEU members sent for SPUR training due to downturn
|2011||CIEU 30th Anniversary|
|2016||CIEU 35th Anniversary|
In light of the rolling out of the Industry Transformation Map, CIEU increases its focus on training workers to increase their skill capability in handling Industry 4.0 and ensure their employability.
This includes programmes like our collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic & e2i in developing bite-sized courses for Lab Technicians and Process Technicians.