What are the main responsibilities of unions in Singapore and are they carrying out theseresponsibilities? Illustrate your answer by including answers to the following:
whole or part of the population. Last but not least, the Singapore Labour Foundation Actseeks to improve the welfare of trade union members and their families so as to furtherdevelop the trade union movement (Ministry of Manpower Singapore, 2017). There is acollective of affiliated unions that work together to represent, protect, train and upgradeworkers and this collective is known as National Trade Union Congress (NTUC). Unlikeother unions, NTUC works closely with the government to roll out unionized policies thatbenefit the government, companies and individuals (Ntuc.org.sg, n.d.).Has the role of unions changed as the economy has developed?The main responsibilities of NTUC are split into two sections, Representation and Protection,followed by Skills Training and Upgrading. Through Representation and Protection, NTUC,through its affiliated unions and associations, aims to protect and enhance workers’ welfareand rights via collective bargaining, appealing against wrongful dismissals, negotiating onretrenchment benefits and coming to resolutions on employment terms. As society developed
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- Macroeconomics, Trade union, NTUC