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.

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.    

What Is It

In line with the Labour Movement’s all-inclusive approach to help working people of all collars, ages and nationalities, the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) was officially opened on 24 January 2016 to assist domestic employees, both local and foreign, in addressing the work-related challenges that they may face.

The CDE champions for fair treatment of domestic employees in Singapore through a balanced and pragmatic manner in resolving issues and providing humanitarian aid, social integration and support. It also takes a proactive and upstream approach in providing assistance to domestic employees and helping them resolve issues and challenges even before they begin to trouble them. CDE will provide domestic employees with a venue and an avenue to seek assistance, advice and relief.

Who Is Eligible 

Domestic employees, both local and foreign, who may be facing work-related challenges.  

 

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.  

What Is It

Established in January 2013, LawWorks is a partnership between NTUC and the Law Society of Singapore. It aims to educate employees on their legal rights and promote interests of employees generally. Under LawWorks, NTUC’s U PME Centre conducts monthly legal clinics and periodic legal primers.

Who Is Eligible

Legal Clinics – Union members only (at no cost)

Legal Primers – Union members (at no cost); Members of the public (chargeable)

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 companies 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 programme to recruit workers.

 

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.  

 

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. 

 

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:

  • Liquid Gold Awards – To recognise supportive companies and colleagues who have helped to make the breastfeeding journey successful for working mothers.
  • 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.
  • Most Innovative Nursing System Design Competition – Jointly organised by the NTUC U Family and the School of Design & Environment (DE) and Ideawerkz of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the “Most Innovative Nursing System Design” competition gathered inputs from students on how to create a system that can be used as a temporary nursing room for breastfeeding mothers who need to express their breast milk at work.

Who Is Eligible

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

 

 

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.

Who Is Eligible

All working fathers.

 

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 to learn, discuss and generate conversation about the evolution of the nature and scope of work, technology and skills so as to enable them to be at the forefront, empowered and ready to ride the future wave.

Who Is Eligible

All working women.

 

  

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.

* Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy

Illustration:
  WSQ Certificate in Workplace Safety & Health
(a) Full Course Fees (before Subsidy): $2,000*
(b) Less Government Subsidy e.g.90%: -$1,800
(c) Course Fee Payable (after Subsidy): $200
(d) Less UTAP Funding (50% of Course Fee payable after Government Subsidy): -$100
(e) You Pay: $100
*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

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NTUC Members’ Hub (w.e.f 11 Sept 2017)

NTUC Centre 1 Marina Boulevard,
#B1-03
Singapore 018989

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm*
*Last Queue Ticket Time for Walk-in Customers at 5.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am to 12.30pm**
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Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

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

  

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.

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