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What Is It

Established in July 2015 by NTUC’s PME Unit, the Career Activation Programme is a community-based, peer-to-peer support programme that aims to deepen the assistance rendered to unemployed mature Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) beyond the age of 40. Organised on a monthly basis, the Career Activation Programme runs in synergy with NTUC U PME Centre’s career coaching services and support.

Who Is Eligible

Unemployed Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) beyond the age of 40.  

Useful Info

NTUC U PME Centre (One Marina Boulevard)

Address:  1 Marina Boulevard #B1-01, Singapore 018989

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm*
Saturday: 9.00am to 2.00pm*
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

NTUC U PME Centre (Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability)

Address: 80 Jurong East Street 21, Career Services Centre Level 2,  Singapore 609607

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm*
Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm*
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

* To serve you effectively, the last client will be served 30 mins before the closing time

Website:http://bit.ly/CareerActivationProgramme

Email: pme@ntuc.org.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/upforpmes

 

What Is It

Launched in 2014, the Professionals, Managers and Executives (PME) week is an annual week-long festivity which aims to advance PMEs’ interests in the various stages of their lives, through its 4P service offerings of Protection, Placement, Progression and Privileges. As part of PME week, NTUC’s PME Unit organises various events*, including:

  • Industry specific forums
  • Lunch talks
  • Evening talks
  • Roadshows

* Some events are chargeable.

Who Is Eligible

Union members and members of the public are welcome to register for PME Week.

Useful Info

Email: pme@ntuc.org.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UPMECentre

What Is It

At NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), career coaches offer career services to individuals to help them understand industries and training pathways, link them with employers, advise them on career choices and progressions, and encourage them to begin their career planning early. 

As part of the career guidance services provided, e2i’s coaches will assess individuals according to their qualifications, skill sets and areas of interest. The coaches would then advise them on the additional courses they can take to upgrade themselves and bridge the gap between their educational level and the job requirements to improve their employment chances. They will also assist them with resume writing and interview skills.

e2i also organises industry-specific job fairs to link individuals with available jobs and preparatory workshops and seminars to update them on industry skills and career progression pathways in the different industries.

Who Is Eligible

Individuals or workers who are interested to receive career coaching.    

How To Apply?

Walk in to NTUC e2i’s Career Services Centre at Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (link to map on Contact Us page), Level 2 or make an appointment for a one-to-one discussion with our career coaches at https://e2i.com.sg/app/  

Useful Info

Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability

Address: 80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Hotline: 6474 0606

Website: www.e2i.com.sg

Enquiry Form: https://e2i.com.sg/contacts/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmploymentAndEmployabilityInstitute

 

What Is It

Launched in 2010 to catalyse industry re-development, the Inclusive Growth Programme promotes inclusive growth and ensures sharing of productivity gains with workers through higher wages. The adoption of productivity improvement project(s) allows companies to share gains with low-wage workers earning a month pay of $1,700 and below. Under the Inclusive Growth Programme, supportable costs include:

  • Automation and equipment cost
  • Process re-engineering
  • Training costs directly associated with the project

The $100 million programme, funded through the National Productivity Fund, is administered by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) in partnership with Government agencies, participating companies and the Labour Movement’s network of unions. It aims to promote job redesign, intensify use of equipment and technology as well as promote best sourcing initiatives.

Who Is Eligible

All businesses registered in Singapore under the Business Registration Act and carrying out business in Singapore.  

How To Apply?

Please email your contact and company details together with the following information on your productivity improvement project(s) to IGP@e2i.com.sg. An officer from e2i will then contact you to furtherdiscuss: .

  • Challenges or business opportunity
  • Solution(s)
  • Productivity gain and measurement
  • How to and how much to share with low-wage workers

Useful Info

Hotline: 6474 0606

Website: www.e2i.com.sg

Email: IGP@e2i.com.sg

Alternatively, you may submit your enquiries to https://e2i.com.sg/IGP-enquiry/ and an officer from e2i will get back to you.

 

What Is It

The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) Help Kiosks is an extension of MWC’s operational efforts to provide migrant workers with a safe and conducive environment for consultation on employment matters and workplace issues.

The introduction of the MWC Help Kiosks makes our services more accessible to migrant workers residing in more remote areas. This saves travel time for the worker as he no longer needs to travel to either of the two MWC Ccentres in Serangoon or Geylang. The service compliments MWC’s 24hr helpline to ensure that no worker is left on his own to face workplace problems.

Who Is Eligible

Migrant workers currently in Singapore, who require advice and assistance on:

  • Employment matters: Salary arrears, agent fee complaints, non-salary related issues like work safety, overtime pay, leave entitlements
  • Workplace issues: work injury claims, housing issues
  • Any other miscellaneous matters

Useful Info

Migrant Workers’ Centre Help Kiosks operates once a month, every Wednesday, from 7.00 - 9.00 pm, at each of the following Migrant Workers’ Recreation Centres listed below.

To be certain of prompt assistance, workers should check the schedules widely displayed at the recreation centres.

Help Kiosks Addresses and Schedule:

1. Woodlands Recreation Centre

Date: Every 1st Wednesday of the month (except Public Holidays)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Woodlands Recreation Centre, 200 Woodlands Industrial Park E7, 757177
Carpark next to No.20 Bhandari Food

2. Penjuru Recreation Centre

Date: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except Public Holidays)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Penjuru Recreation Centre, 27 Penjuru Walk, 608538, container office near main entrance

3. Soon Lee Recreation Centre

Date: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (except Public Holidays)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Soon Lee Recreation Centre, 51 Soon Lee Rd, 628088, Carpark next to Food Court

4. Kaki Bukit Recreation Centre

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month (except Public Holidays)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Kaki Bukit Recreation Centre, 7 Kaki Bukit Ave 3, Classroom 1

MWC Serangoon

Address: 579, Serangoon Road, S(218193) 

MWC Geylang

Address: 82, Geylang Lor 23, #01-06, Atrix, S(388409)

MWC Helpline: 6536 2692

Website: www.mwc.org.sg

Email: feedback@mwc.org.sg

What Is It

The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) Student Outreach/Service Learning Project aims to grant students a broader perspective of the diverse groups of people we live with and encounter daily in Singapore’s society, including migrant workers. It also aims to inculcate among Singaporeans a greater understanding of the experiences of migrant workers working and living here.

Who Is Eligible

Through an immersive and interactive attachment programme with MWC lasting 2 - 3 days, students will get different opportunities to learn about and interact with migrant workers. They will engage in real-life case studies previously handled by MWC and experience the management of and assistance for migrant workers in such cases.

Interested parties who are interested in working with MWC or would like to find out more are welcome to fill up the programme form and email to feedback@mwc.org.sg.

Useful Info

Objectives of Service Learning Programme:

  • To gain a better understanding of the unique experiences of migrant workers
  • To gain more knowledge on the laws, policies and regulations that governs the movement and experiences of migrant workers in Singapore
  • Develop a more compassionate attitude towards migrant workers
  • To integrate Singaporeans and migrant workers in a more understanding society

Outline of Service Learning Programme*:

  • Sharing session by MWC
  • Sharing session by MWC specialists to give students a glimpse into the work done to help migrant workers
  • Dormitory visit and interaction with migrant workers
  • Discussion and presentation on case studies

* Schools have the flexibility to propose their own projects or initiatives that can run concurrently with the programme stated above. Interested groups of students can propose independent projects which MWC will then advise and assist with.

MWC Serangoon

Address: 579, Serangoon Road, S(218193) 

MWC Geylang

Address: 82, Geylang Lor 23, #01-06, Atrix, S(388409)

MWC Helpline: 6536 2692

Website: www.mwc.org.sg

Email: feedback@mwc.org.sg

What Is It

NTUC Gift is a group insurance policy exclusively for members of NTUC affiliated unions and association. All union members who are 65 years and below are automatically covered against death and total & permanent disability (TPD) of up to $40,000. Union leaders are eligible for double the sum assured. Union members’ spouses below 65 years old are also covered against death and TPD. Eligible members aged 65 years and above can opt for extension of coverage with payment of a token fee*.

* The token fee has been waived until 2022

Who Is Eligible

Members who are 16 to 65 years of age (including spouses below the age of 65, i.e. before their 65th birthday) and who have at least 6 months of continuous paid-up union/association membership.

 

 

 

What Is It

The NTUC U Care Back To School (BTS) Vouchers is one of NTUC-U Care Fund’s core assistance programmes which aims to help eligible union members defray the cost of their children’s school expenses for the new school year.

Each successful applicant will receive a booklet of U Care Back To School Vouchers worth $125 for each eligible school-going child. Limit of one booklet per eligible child.*  

*Subject to final donations collected

Who Is Eligible

Members must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Members must have at least 6 months of continuous paid-up union/association membership and must not be in arrears
  • Total Monthly Gross Household Income of $3,400 and below;

OR

Per Capita Income of $850 and below if gross household income exceeds $3,400

  • Member’s child/children must be attending school at an eligible educational institution in Singapore as follows:

              o  Kindergarten 1 or 2

              o  Government / Government-aided / Independent Schools (Primary or Secondary) under the Ministry of Education (MOE)

              o  Junior Colleges; Institute of Technical Education; Millenia Institute; Polytechnics;

OR

              o  MOE-registered Special Education Schools

What Is It

The NTUC U Stretch Vouchers Programme is one of NTUC-U Care Fund’s core assistance programmes which aims to provide relief to eligible union members by helping to stretch their dollar on daily necessities. 

Each successful applicant will receive:

  • $100 worth of vouchers if members have dependent(s) staying in the same household in Singapore*

               OR

  • $50 worth of vouchers if member does not have dependent(s) staying in the same household in Singapore*

*Subject to final donations collected

Who Is Eligible

Members must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Members must have at least 6 months of continuous paid-up union/association membership and must not be in arrears

For Members with dependents staying in the same household in Singapore:

  • Total Monthly Gross Household Income of $3,400 and below;

                 OR

  • Per Capita Income of $850 and below if gross household income exceeds $3,400

For Members with no dependents staying in the same household in Singapore

  • Monthly gross personal income of $1,500 and below

 

 

What Is It

Since 2008, NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) has worked with various industry partners to create over 50 Place-and-Train programmes. These programmes are developed in partnership with industry associations, employers and unions to prepare job-seekers with structured skills training to enter new industries.

Place-and-Train programmes enable companiaes to hire workers first, then to provide them with structured training to equip them with relevant skills and knowledge.

Who Is Eligible

Employers/Companies that are interested in participating in Place-and-Train programmes to recruit workers.

Useful Info

Hotline: 6474 0606

Website: www.e2i.com.sg/employers/recruit-job-ready/place-and-train-programmes

Enquiry Forms: 

For individuals - https://e2i.com.sg/contacts/

For employers - https://e2i.com.sg/contacts/contacts-emp...

Facebook: www.e2i.com.sg/employers/recruit-job-ready/place-and-train-programmes

What Is It

Previously known as the Best Sourcing Initiative, the Progressive Wage Incentive which was introduced in January 2014, will provide funding to support $50 million worth of contract value for Service Buyers who choose to best source cleaning, landscape and security contracts to Service Providers who have adopted the Progressive Wage Model.

Under the Progressive Wage Incentive, Service Buyers may receive up to 10% funding of their contract value, capped at $150,000 per project.

The Progressive Wage Incentive targets to impact approximately 1,500 low-wage workers in the cleaning, landscape and security sectors over the next year and a half.

Who Is Eligible

Service Buyers who practice best sourcing by awarding service contracts based on performance and quality, instead of solely based on price.  

How To Apply?

For more information on the Progressive Wage Incentive, please email us at IGP@e2i.com.sg

What Is It

Unveiled in June 2012, the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) was spearheaded by the Labour Movement to enable workers to achieve sustainable wage increases through better skills and higher productivity. The PWM is based on the key objectives of helping Singaporean workers climb the four ladders of skills upgrading, productivity improvement, career advancement and wage progression. In addition, it aims to help companies make better use of and retain manpower, as well as enhance the Singaporean Core.

NTUC’s union clusters work with their respective tripartite partners to map out a PWM for their related industries. Thus far, the PWM has been implemented in seven NTUC union clusters:

1)   Hospitality and Consumer Business (Hotel, Retail and Food Services sectors)

2)   Building and Facility Management (Cleaning, Security and Landscape sectors)

3)   Transport and Logistics

4)   Healthcare

5)   Education

6)   Marine Engineering

7)   OPEC

Who Is It For

PWM is for all levels of workers, from low-wage workers, rank-and-file workers to Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).

To further help low-wage workers improve their lot, the PWM has also been included as a licensing requirement in the cleaning and security industries, as well as a mandatory condition for landscape companies who want to be registered under the industry’s government register.

What Is It

Started in 2007, Team Young NTUC 20/20 photography club aims to equip its members with professional photography skills. With a strong belief in contributing to society through photography, it also serves to give like-minded individuals the platform and space to learn and share through courses, events, outings, road trips and photo exhibitions.

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who are interested in photography.

What Is It

Founded in 2014, Young NTUC Earth Runners are a group of passionate runners who aims to foster a supportive attitude among the public towards a greener, cleaner tomorrow through running. The Earth Runners also organise regular clinics, runs and training sessions for both recreational and serious runners. Various green initiatives are also adopted at its various running sessions to help save the environment.

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who are passionate about leading a healthier lifestyle through running as well as keeping the environment clean and green for everyone else.

What Is It

Formed in 2014 by a group of passionate youths, Young NTUC’s PM. Haze (People’s Movement to Stop Haze) aims to empower people in Singapore with the knowledge, values and means to be drivers of global action to stop the haze and keep the air clean for present and future generations.

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who would like to play a part in ending transboundary haze in Southeast Asia.

Useful Info

Website: www.youngntuc.org.sg

Email: contact@pmhaze.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pmhaze

Want To Help?

Young NTUC PM.Haze welcomes partnerships with organisations and businesses which share their vision and values.

What Is It

Formed in 2013, Young NTUC Save That Pen was started to create an avenue to recycle and donate pens for students in need. With a vision of “zero waste living”, Save That Pen aims to encourage the reuse of pens by use of pen refills; thereby translating the message of sustainability into the daily lives of both donors and recipients. 

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who are passionate about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

Useful Info

Website: www.youngntuc.org.sg

Email: savethatpen@gmail.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Save.That.Pen 

 

What Is It

Formed in 2007, Young NTUC p.L.a.Y! (Performing with Love by Active Youth) is the Labour Movement’s very own performance arts group.

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who are passionate and interested to join Young NTUC p.L.a.Y! on a journey of creative discovery.

What Is It

The Geylang Food Project is a collaboration between the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) and HealthServe, which aims to provide meals for needy migrant workers. These migrant workers continue to remain in Singapore as they await work injury claims, settle employment disputes or have been abandoned by their employers. For various reasons, the employers, or former employers of these workers no longer provide care for them.

Who Is Eligible

Low-wage migrant workers who are currently awaiting conclusion during claims processes, or who are unable to provide for themselves for any reason.

Useful Info

MWC and HealthServe provide daily, free-of-charge hot meals (lunch and dinner) at 2 locations within the Geylang area.

  • Lunch (from 11.30 am) – Rong Cheng Restaurant, 146 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387468
  • Dinner (from 6.00 pm) – D E Eating House, 128 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387451

Affected migrant workers have to register with HealthServe Geylang (Address:1 Lorong 23 Geylang #0107 Building 4, 388352) to have their meals. Alternatively, they can register at the two locations stated above.

MWC Serangoon

Address: 579, Serangoon Road, S(218193) 

MWC Geylang

Address: 82, Geylang Lor 23, #01-06, Atrix, S(388409)

MWC Helpline: 6536 2692

Website: www.mwc.org.sg

Email: feedback@mwc.org.sg

Want to Help?

Interested donors who wish to donate or aid in funding to The Geylang Food Project can email feedback@mwc.org.sg or visit any of the two MWC Centres for more information.

What Is It

The Labour Movement recognises the importance of workers’ safety and health, and works closely with tripartite partners to create a safe working environment for all workers.

Recognising that the new Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) regime would require a different set of competencies to enable all stakeholders, including individual workers, to raise WSH standards, the NTUC WSH Committee launched a capability development programme to enable key union leaders to serve as Safety Delegates for their unions. The training focuses on equipping union leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate the importance of safety on the ground, whistle-blow on WSH issues, and effectively work with management and safety committees to manage risks and foster a safety culture.

To further foster the WSH culture, the Safety Delegates have been on regular learning journeys to understand best practices in a various sectors. The NTUC WSH Secretariat also works with unions to identify relevant WSH trainings for the members. Training can be customised according to the industry.

Who Is Eligible

NTUC WSH Committee members.

Useful Info

Email: qwd@ntuc.org.sg

What Is It

Founded by Young NTUC in 2010, 350 Singapore is the Singapore chapter to the global 350 movement. 350 Singapore aims to raise awareness on the need to lower the carbon level for a greener future.

Who Is Eligible

Young working people age 35 and below who would like to do their bit for the environment.

 

What Is It

Established in May 2013 by NTUC U Family, Project Liquid Gold is an initiative targeted at raising awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and advocating for more support for new mothers who are returning to work after maternity leave. There are various initiatives under Project Liquid Gold:

  • Workplace Breastfeeding Mentor Programme – Jointly developed by NTUC U Family and The Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) (ABAS), the Workplace Breastfeeding Mentor Programme provides information and support to new mothers on breastfeeding. Working mothers who are passionate in the area of breastfeeding and would like to encourage other new mothers in their breastfeeding journey can join this 1-day programme to be trained by accredited trainers from ABAS.
  • Employer’s Guide to Breastfeeding at the Workplace - Produced jointly by NTUC U Family, Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), the Employer’s Guide to Breastfeeding at the Workplace provides employers with information on what they can do to support employees to continue breastfeeding after returning to work.
  • Working Mum’s Milk Kit – A kit which consists of door hanger and desk sign for breastfeeding mother’s to use at work.

Who Is Eligible

Depending on the programme, it may include breastfeeding working mothers, their companies and/or colleagues.

Useful Info

Hotline: 6213 8008

Website: www.ufamily.org.sg/plg

Email: ufamily@ntuc.org.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NTUCUFamily or www.facebook.com/groups/Ufamilyplg 

What Is It

In July 2015, NTUC U Family launched its Shared Parenting Programme, which aims to encourage fathers to do more in sharing caregiving duties with their wives.

As part of the programme, “The New Dad’s Survival Kit” was distributed to fathers of newborns at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and the National University Hospital. Apart from useful information on the different types of parenting leave, the survival kit also contained fun items such as coffee sachets, energy bars, eye masks, pain relief patches and a lyric sheet of popular nursery rhymes, to motivate new fathers when caring for their newborns.

Join U Circle of Dads, to be a part of a dedicated community just for dads! 

The U Circle of Dads is a dedicated space for dads to network, share fatherhood experiences and tap on group knowledge. 

Dads can also generate new ideas and start conversations that promote family-first culture, family resilience, work-life harmony, active fathering, shared parenting and more.

Who Is Eligible

All working fathers.

Useful Info

Hotline: 6213 8008

Website: www.ufamily.org.sg/sp

Email: ufamily@ntuc.org.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NTUCUFamily or www.facebook.com/groups/UCircleofDads

What Is It

The NTUC Women's Development Secretariat (WDS) Committee was first established in 1973 to develop and implement programmes and initiatives for connecting women to build strength and realise their potential.

Today, it is an online community for all women who desire progression at work, leadership development and involvement in community activities.

By coming together, they are able to look out for each other and achieve more in meeting women's needs and aspirations. They will enrich their lives by putting their skills, experience and time to work on meaningful causes that benefit women, families and communities. 

Who Is Eligible

All working women.

Useful Info

Hotline: 6213 8008

Website: www.ufamily.org.sg

Email: ufamily@ntuc.org.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UWomensNetwork/


 

  

What Is It

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

Illustration:
  WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health
Full Course Fees: $2,600*
Government Subsidy: -$2,340
Course Fee Payable: $260
UTAP Funding (50% of Unfunded Course Fee): $130
You Pay: $130
*course fees are only for illustration purposes and may be subjected to changes

Who Is Eligible

All NTUC members can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:

  1. Paid-up union membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  2. Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  3. Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  4. Unfunded course fee must be S$20 and above
  5. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  6. UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

For more information, click here.

NTUC Members’ Hub

NTUC Centre 1 Marina Boulevard,
Level 9, Room 902,
Singapore 018989

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Hotline: 6213 8008
Email: UTAP@e2i.com.sg
Website: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.s

  

 

What Is It

The NTUC-Education and Training Fund (NETF) was set up to help our working people in skills upgrading and re-skilling.

Who Is Eligible

NTUC members and U Network members are able to enjoy training subsidies under the following NETF programmes:

  1. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
  2. UTAP for Online/Blended Courses by Institutes of Higher Learning

Useful Info

Union members can tap on more than 2,800 training courses to enjoy course fee subsidy, capped at a maximum of $250 per year, under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported by the NETF.

U Network Members will also enjoy subsidy on selected courses, capped at a maximum of $50 per year.

Website: Click here for more