Preparing transport workers for reskilling worldwide
The International Transport Workers’ Federation and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute, a training arm run by the Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), have partnered up to help reskill transport workers globally as they prepare for disruption ahead.
In studying how the global transport industry will be affected, all members of the International Transport Workers’ Federation—consisting about 700 transport unions, and more than 16 million transport workers from 150 countries—will reap the benefits from the research and training.
The research will focus on how the workforce can upgrade their skills and cope with the digital transformation.
During the initial partnership period of 18 months, workers will have a better understanding of the unique challenges they face in their sector, and how they can be prepared for Industry 4.0, a term referring to the digitalisation of industry.
“Ultimately, Industry 4.0 is only meaningful if it benefits both our companies and our workers, with our workers being able to transit into better jobs and achieve better wages… and ultimately, enjoy better lives with their families,” said NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Men.