The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has called for the Government to incentivise industries to build a strong Singaporean core and review the Employment Pass criteria in view of the varying manpower needs of different sectors, among its slew of Budget 2016 recommendations submitted today (Feb 25) to the Ministry of Finance.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Are you ready to wage WAR against those who are defying safety for workers! That’s the opening remark of the General Secretary Bro. J. Solomon to 26 participants attending a one day OSH seminar on 23 February 2016.
He expressed his concern of the many incidents, accidents and occupational illnesses in the workplace of certain banks who have compromised safety and health for profits.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was enacted on 25 February 1994 by the Duli Yang Mulia Seri Paduka Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat in Parliament.
Despite 21 years it is sad to see that there are significant number of employers who are not securing safety, health & welfare of persons at work.
Just after we managed to clear an attack by the employers on the right to strike at the ILO, unions in the UK and Spain have had to take up the fight. And it could spread to other countries too.