Monday, 30 May 2016
Trade unions must rally their workers to make full use of the resources available to upgrade their skills, said National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) secretary general Chan Chun Sing.
He singled out major initiatives such as the $1-billion worth of SkillsFuture Credit that the government has already committed to help all working adults take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning.
"We need to mobilise our people to embark on a journey to embrace lifelong learning as a culture," said Mr Chan in his first May Day Rally speech as the country's labour chief. "There is no point for the government to put $1 billion into the kitty if we are unable to mobilise each and every worker to go and do what is right - not just for today, but always with an eye on tomorrow."
Chee Hong Tat tells Petir that policies must be complemented by and demonstrated through action.
With Singapore facing an ageing population, more need to be done to help those suffering from severe age-old disabilities and also their families.
President Tony Tan said that good politics and leadership will enable the Government to focus on key areas in the challenging post-SG50 years.
Singapore must have good policies and good politics that will enable the country to prosper and progress over the next 50 years, says PM Lee.
PAP MPs slam WP’s manoeuvring to fill NCMP seat.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said that while the PAP wants to see the third NCMP seat filled, what was troubling was the manoeuvering by the WP.
Petir takes a snapshot at some of the suggestions and ideas from the first-term parliamentarians.
GPCs were introduced to act as a form of shadow opposition. The 12 GPC chairmen tell Petir their plans.