Workplace Safety and Health Council
Established on 1 April 2008, the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council comprises leaders appointed from major industry sectors (including construction, manufacturing, marine industries, petrochemicals, and logistics), government, unions, employers as well as professionals from the legal, insurance and academic fields. The Council works closely with the Ministry of Manpower and other government agencies, the tripartite partners, the industry, and professional associations to develop strategies to raise WSH standards in Singapore.
Ministry of Manpower
Guided by our vision of “A Great Workforce. A Great Workplace.”, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) works to achieve a globally competitive workforce and great workplace for a cohesive society, and a secure economic future for all Singaporeans.
The Ministry seeks to enable Singaporeans to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st century, to have the skills and opportunity to realise their potential, have rewarding careers in quality work environments, and enjoy economic security. A great workplace goes beyond a safe, healthy and harmonious organisational work environment, to include a strong tripartite framework and relationship between the government, employer organisations and worker organisations.
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National Trades Union Congress
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is a national confederation of trade unions as well as a network of professional associations and partners across all sectors in Singapore.
NTUC’s objectives are to help Singapore stay competitive and workers remain employable for life; to enhance the social status and well-being of our members and working people; and to build a strong, responsible and caring labour movement. NTUC’s vision is to be an inclusive labour movement for all collars, ages and nationalities. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement, which comprises 59 affiliated unions, five affiliated associations, 12 social enterprises, six related organisations as well as a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners.
Singapore National Employers Federation
On 1 July 1980, the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) was established through the amalgamation of the Singapore Employers Federation (SEF) and the National Employers Council (NEC). Before the merger, SEF had 591 members and NEC had 226 members. To date, membership figures total to more than 3,300.
SNEF is registered as a trade union under the Trade Unions Act. It is the national trade union of employers, representing the interests of all sectors of the economy (and is thus the counterpart of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)). It is an independent, autonomous not-for-profit organisation funded by membership fees and revenue from consultancy, training, research and other activities.