How can we trust NTUC’s grandiose idea when it cannot even resolve simple disputes?

It was reported that NTUC will set up a “job security task force”. This taskforce will aim to step in at the “pre-retrenchment” phase by partnering employers and ensuring workers have the necessary technical skills.

NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng said: “When we see the new problem of retrenched PMEs (in their 40s and 50s), we want to see if we can play a role in this space… We can help workers to transit into other jobs in the same industry. In some cases, maybe (take up) other training to go into other industries.”

Such tokenism may sound assuring on the surface but I remain sceptical.

For example, five SBS Transit bus captains were recently engaged in discussions and negotiations with their employer and the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management over their overtime pay discrepancies. When these came to nought, they decided to take their employer to court.

Disagreement(s) regarding overtime payment is a fairly common industrial dispute and it is not complex by any stretch of the imagination.

If NTUC cannot even resolve such “bread and butter” issues between employer and employee, it is reasonable for me to question the merit of setting up such a task force with its attendant grandiose objectives.

The Chinese would describe it as ‘more thunder than raindrops’.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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19 Responses to “How can we trust NTUC’s grandiose idea when it cannot even resolve simple disputes?”

  • Bapak:

    This bugger is absolutely useless.

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  • ganeshsk:

    All tehe NTUC fat cats won’t know what. a single day of unpaid salaries means. Why should they try to resolve anything. Just a bunch of wayang kulit jokers.

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  • why suffered in silence:

    You notice that whenever GE is near, the MIWs will suddenly become pro active and seems genuinely interested in solving citizens’livelihood problem. Especially this year , I feel that Dr. Tan Cheng Bock is the driving force behind the sudden awakening of the MIWs. The regime view him as the biggest threat, hence you witness such verocity in vote buying activities like how to help the poor, PMETs, university school fees, climate mitigation , etc. Make no mistake, whether those measures promised by the MIWs are effectively carried out or even actually carry out, is left to be seen.The significance
    is that voting for Dr.Tan Cheng Bok’s party is a positive move that could right all the wrongs of the regime.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Stupiak:

    Most likely lots of thunder but no rain. Hehehaha.

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  • White Devils:

    Tsk tsk tsk. You trust the White Parasites at your own peril. Sinkies are a real gullible lot.

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  • Cannot Be Trusted:

    Go with your instinct, if you feel that NTUC cannot be trusted,
    then it cannot be trusted.

    Why? because trust cannot not be built overnight.
    It is pretty obvious that NTUC had conducted itself untrustworthy in the past for you to feel that way.
    If you feel they can be trusted, then this debate would not surface.

    Call a spade a spade. NTUC cannot be trusted.

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    Bapak:
    This bugger is absolutely useless.

    well said, bro.

    but the rest are also useless.

    stroke heng swee kiat, bugs bunny kee chiu chan chung seng, disgrace fool grace fool, bareback lingerie joetiu teo, and so on.

    worse not only useless, all of them tell lies and grab S$m from citizens to maintain their standard of living when median wage of 70% sheep voters is ONLY S$3,500 GROSS pm.

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  • hightower bullshit:

    i dont believe in them anymore!
    so many broken promises..all talk only..for show but not much action.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    It is obvious that those utterances are simply hot air. There is nothing to back it up. They have no idea about the issues they are talking about.

    NTUC has resulted in Singaporeans having low wages. Its quiet concurrence has led to the influx of foreigners into the country. So what can they do? They are not able to solve anything.

    NTUC is means for the PAP to control the workers not an avenue for workers to voice their concerns. You need to be frank about the consequences of their existence.

    You can vote for SDP or TCB’s party in order to throw out the PAP. While each opposition party may not cover the whole island if they are elected, they will be able to form a coalition to run the country. Don’t forget there are a lot of dismantling that needs to be done on structures and issues that most opposition parties have common agreement.

    The next GE will take place when the Clown’s son is announced as a PAP member, if he is not already.

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  • so many bo-tak-chek:

    //“job security task force”. This taskforce will aim to step in at the “pre-retrenchment” phase by partnering employers and ensuring workers have the necessary technical skills.//

    wow pian. so is sinkie land’s job market improving or going down leh ?

    last time so many bo-tak-chek and many with lower education, but somehow job market good hor ? now so many highly educated people learning more advanced stuff, now need job security task force ? is it because of 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy and there is a need to create another taskforce to have the necessary technical skills ?

    what technical skills lar ? daft sinkies must have the opportunities to get employed first and not get competed out from 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy and from chat-ba-lang people from chat-ba-lang countries who may not have a similar “job security task force” ? the best technical skills are learned and developed through being employed first and then subsequently through on the job training lar ?

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  • ntUC:

    They, NTUC can only take your subscriptions to give good pay to the wannabes!

    Don’t be a fool…….they never think of retrenched workers…….if they do tell us why the bus drivers went to court?

    NTUC is a place for them to collect pay, take cover n wait to collect more pay as miniSTIRs!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Has not work for a single day.

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  • TruBlu:

    Eversince OTC left the NTUC, the SG is either croc-tearer or cock-talker n tooth-pick stealer?

    Why need such ministers?

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  • No eyes see:

    why suffered in silence:
    You notice that whenever GE is near, the MIWs will suddenly become pro active and seems genuinely interested in solving citizens’livelihood problem. Especially this year , I feel that Dr. Tan Cheng Bock is the driving force behind the sudden awakening of the MIWs. The regime view him as the biggest threat, hence you witness such verocity in vote buying activities like how to help the poor, PMETs, university school fees, climate mitigation , etc. Make no mistake, whether those measures promised by the MIWs are effectively carried out or even actually carry out, is left to be seen.The significance
    is that voting for Dr.Tan Cheng Bok’s party is a positive move that could right all the wrongs of the regime.

    Ya lor, one by one these white $m jokers start to appear and make caring motherhood statements in shit times, taking pics with kids, elderly, in hawker centres, in parks, etc.

    After GE, suddenly they nowhere to be heard or seen. All somehow take cover busy checking their cpf statement

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  • Harder Truths:

    Yes yes NTUC – all those PMEs’ who have been laid off by FT (including your NTUC management) – please re-employ them as cashiers, toilet cleaners and delivery people.

    Let those PMEs’ be useful again!

    Let them have pride serving the FT who stole their jobs!

    Let them once again earn less than enough so that their CPF can be stolen again!

    Majulah NTUC lah!

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    Trust NTUC is the same as trust PAP. Both are oxymorons.

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  • MarBowling:

    GE is 101% within the NEXT 2 months! Period. Holee smoke. No wonder Mai Hum and his so-called World Class Ministers and Gang are firing on ALL cylinders to ensure MOST Sinkaporean, esp the 69.9% are THOROUGHLY BRAINWASHED, SEDATED, SEDUCED by their heavily sugar-coated goodies and CONCERN for the common folks, esp the ordinary workers! You believe them you die faster and at own your peril, period!

    Come GE, think NOT TWICE BUT 10 TIMES before you Mark on the Ballot Paper! Think of your CHILDREN, your CHILDREN CHILDREN FUTURE and YOUR BELOVED COUNTRY! By giving Mai Hum and Gang a strong Mandate again, soon or later we TRUE SINGAPOREAN will become the MINORITY in our BELOVED COUNTRY! The BEST will be VTO!

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  • goh meng seng pea brained:

    GE2019 is definitely near.

    in our WP very strong neighbour, almost toppled pap, where the existing mp is seen only close to polling day, suddenly, carpark resurfaced, playground reconditioned.

    we expect the lifts to be cleaned up soon, since the pap mp guaranteed to be visiting soon, once every 4+ years.

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  • a PG:

    NTUC ? “Never Trust Union Chief”.

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