Labour Relations Management

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What are Industrial Relations?
Industrial relations have become a complex problem of modern society. In order to have industrial progression and a better economy, it will be impossible to obtain without the cooperation of all workers coming together to foster a good and harmonious relationship. Therefore, it is the interest of all people to create and maintain a good relationship between employees and employers, which in the 1950s, the Dunlop’s model was formed and used as a guide to creating and fostering the good relationships in the industrial society for a better economy in the country.

The Dunlop’s model

“One of the significant theories of industrial labour relations was put forth by John Dunlop in the 1950s.” (Industrial Relations
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National trade Union Congress (NTUC)
The National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) of Singapore comprises different groups of Unions. These Unions which form the NUTC are of various industries, they are the manufacturing, service and public sectors. The Objectives of NTUC are to help Singapore stay competitive and to ensure that employees remain employable for as long as possible.

According to NTUC, when workers in Singapore has work to do and have a stable income, this will eventually enhance the social status and the well being of the workers. NTUC will then be able to foster a strong and responsible labour movement. Therefore the vision of the NTUC is to be able to help all workers despite races, age and nationalities.

In order to adhere to its vision, NTUC also provide skill upgrading workshops and trainings to workers to ensure they remain employable and the same time increasing productivity in the companies thus it will also increase the economics of Singapore.

Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)
Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF website, 2010) was form by different groups of Employers in various industries coming together to help all employers in Singapore to enhance their productivity in the companies and continue to remain competitiveness in the global market.

By actively working towards its goal, SNEF has helps employers to…