ABOUT U NETWORK
In tandem with the evolving demographics of our workforce and to cater to its increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs, the Labour Movement is building on its efforts to be progressive, inclusive and caring by growing its network. Beyond our affiliated trade unions and associations, we have also welcomed U Associates (professional guilds and associations), U SME partners (SME bosses and HR personnel) and U FSE partners (freelancers and self-employed) into our fold. 
 
Through U Network – which comprises our affiliated unions and associations, U PME, U Associates, U SME partners and U FSE partners – the Labour Movement is able to expand our suite of services beyond traditional services such as protection and representation for our rank and file workers, to also include professional development, training, placement and networking for both today’s and tomorrow’s workers. 

By leveraging the strength of U Network, our members, associates and partners will be able to interact with fellow associates and unions, cross-pollinate ideas, learn from thought leadership, share best practices and more, so as to be future-proof and future-ready. 
 

NTUC-AFFILIATED UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Traditionally, unions represent workers in collective bargaining as well as in other areas such as wrongful dismissals, retrenchment benefits and employment terms and practices. With the amendments to the Industrial Relations Act, which came into effect from 1 April 2015, unions have been able to widen and deepen their reach to also represent executive workers on a collective basis. Beyond workplace representation and protection, our unions and associations also play a key role in encouraging our working people to go for skills training, upgrading and upskilling, so as to be relevant in today’s labour market.


NTUC-AFFILIATED UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Traditionally, unions represent workers in collective bargaining as well as in other areas such as wrongful dismissals, retrenchment benefits and employment terms and practices. With the amendments to the Industrial Relations Act, which came into effect from 1 April 2015, unions have been able to widen and deepen their reach to also represent executive workers on a collective basis. Beyond workplace representation and protection, our unions and associations also play a key role in encouraging our working people to go for skills training, upgrading and upskilling, so as to be relevant in today’s labour market.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - U ASSOCIATE

U Associate is a key initiative by the Labour Movement to reach out to working professionals through professional guilds and communities.

Since its launch in March 2011, the U Associate ecosystem has grown; providing valuable networking opportunities across different sectors, creating avenues for cross-pollination of ideas and cross-application of skillsets for our working professionals. At the sectoral level, NTUC collaborates with U Associates to develop careers and skills progression plans for working professionals, so as to equip them with future-ready skills for the jobs of tomorrow.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - U ASSOCIATE

U Associate is a key initiative by the Labour Movement to reach out to working professionals through professional guilds and communities.

Since its launch in March 2011, the U Associate ecosystem has grown; providing valuable networking opportunities across different sectors, creating avenues for cross-pollination of ideas and cross-application of skillsets for our working professionals. At the sectoral level, NTUC collaborates with U Associates to develop careers and skills progression plans for working professionals, so as to equip them with future-ready skills for the jobs of tomorrow.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - U PME

U PME is the Labour Movement’s initiative to be by the side of our working professionals.

Since September 2011, U PME has been advancing the interests of working PMEs by equipping them with knowledge of their workplace rights and obligations; helping them to look into workplace representation and employment terms; enabling them to be future-ready and future-proof themselves through suitable professional development programmes; providing them with employment and employability opportunities and offering benefits that meet both their career and lifestyle needs.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORK - U PME

U PME is the Labour Movement’s initiative to be by the side of our working professionals.

Since September 2011, U PME has been advancing the interests of working PMEs by equipping them with knowledge of their workplace rights and obligations; helping them to look into workplace representation and employment terms; enabling them to be future-ready and future-proof themselves through suitable professional development programmes; providing them with employment and employability opportunities and offering benefits that meet both their career and lifestyle needs.


SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

U SME is the Labour Movement’s initiative to address the critical issues and challenges faced by our Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with the objective of making Every SME Workplace a better Workplace, Every SME Job a better Job, and Every SME Worker a better Worker.

Since its inception in June 2014, U SME has been expanding its network and inking Memoranda of Understanding with various associations and companies. To better cater to the needs of its SME partners, U SME organises annual SME Symposiums and holds regular conferences, training workshops and networking sessions. Moving forward, U SME will also conduct learning journeys and industry round-tables to continue value-adding to its SME partners.


SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

U SME is the Labour Movement’s initiative to address the critical issues and challenges faced by our Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), with the objective of making Every SME Workplace a better Workplace, Every SME Job a better Job, and Every SME Worker a better Worker.

Since its inception in June 2014, U SME has been expanding its network and inking Memoranda of Understanding with various associations and companies. To better cater to the needs of its SME partners, U SME organises annual SME Symposiums and holds regular conferences, training workshops and networking sessions. Moving forward, U SME will also conduct learning journeys and industry round-tables to continue value-adding to its SME partners.


FREELANCERS AND SELF-EMPLOYED

U FSE (Freelancers and Self-Employed) is the Labour Movement’s initiative to represent the growing pool of freelancers and self-employed in Singapore. The initiative which was launched in 2015 works to strengthen the income security, skills mastery and collective interests of this group of working people.

To support freelancing as a viable career option, the Labour Movement, through U FSE, will be by the side of the FSE workers to provide them with relevant resources and networking opportunities which are vital to enhancing their career pathways. These FSE workers will also enjoy access to NTUC benefits and privileges such as access to seminars, training grant and insurance.


FREELANCERS AND SELF-EMPLOYED

U FSE (Freelancers and Self-Employed) is the Labour Movement’s initiative to represent the growing pool of freelancers and self-employed in Singapore. The initiative which was launched in 2015 works to strengthen the income security, skills mastery and collective interests of this group of working people.

To support freelancing as a viable career option, the Labour Movement, through U FSE, will be by the side of the FSE workers to provide them with relevant resources and networking opportunities which are vital to enhancing their career pathways. These FSE workers will also enjoy access to NTUC benefits and privileges such as access to seminars, training grant and insurance.