Singapore continues transition to new modes of work
Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said this was due to the strong three-way partnership among employers, workers and the government, and this tripartite model will enable the partners to help workers adapt to changes brought about by the pandemic, said the minister in his annual May Day message.
He said, “Globally, we see a shift in employer and employee preferences for flexible work arrangements. This is why the tripartite partners will continue our efforts to support employers and workers to transition to such new modes of work.”
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation are committed to cover at least four in 10 workers under the Tripartite Standard on Flexible Work Arrangements by the year end, Dr Tan noted.
The standard refers to a set of flexible work arrangements employers are recommended to implement, including offering flexi-work to employees and appraising these workers fairly.
The partners will also work together to implement the recommendations of the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-wage Workers, by expanding the Progressive Wage Model to more sectors and occupations, to cover up to nine in 10 lower-wage workers.