Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Singapore: Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices.Established

Following the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on Employability of Older Workers, the Singapore government has formed a Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) to shift mindsets among employers, employees and the general public towards fair and responsible employment practices for all workers.

Co-chaired by Mr Bob Tan, Vice President, Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) / Council Member, Singapore Business Federation (SBF), and Mdm Halimah Yacob, Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Alliance held its first meeting on May 22 and adopted a plan of action. Among other things, it intends to formulate guidelines for fair employment practices towards workers of all ages, genders, races and religion, and initiate a fair employment movement through national and sectoral programmes to facilitate broad and effective adoption of fair employment practices.

Source: Ministry of Manpower Press Release (May 29, 2006)

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