Government explores possibility of a body to deal with workers' non-statutory issues


The Manpower Ministry is looking into the possibility of setting up a different body to deal with non-statutory concerns which workers may have as part of the review of the Employment Act. 

Such concerns can be dealt with without having to go to the civil courts or the Industrial Arbitration Court. 

Acting Manpower Minister, Tan Chuan-Jin, says such a body would be able to cater to the needs of not just low wage workers but also the junior professionals, managers and executives. 

The Acting Minister revealed this while answering supplementary questions in Parliament on an illegal strike by SMRT bus drivers.