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Singapore – Partnership with ILO to improve labour practices renewed

11 June 2014

Singapore’s Minister of Manpower (MoM) has renewed its partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia, reports channelnewsasia.com.

MOM said the new two-year agreement would see both parties collaborate on activities in the areas of productivity, occupational health & safety, tri-partism, and social dialogue. These activities would include the sharing of information and good practices, research, fellowships, study visits, and workshops.

The agreement would support the realisation of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community (AEC), the ministry stated.

During a speech at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, said of the partnership: "Singapore's efforts to create better and safer workplaces, create better jobs, and achieve sustainable wage increases for our workers is fully aligned with the ILO's objective of providing decent work for all."

Mr Tan added that Singapore will continue to work closely with ILO, social partners, and fellow ASEAN member states to promote decent work in the region.

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