Representation and bargaining

Collective bargaining, employee representation, employer organisations, trade unions, industrial action.

Singapore :: Mediation

The Mediation Act (effective 2017) speeds up the resolution of a wide range of commercial, employment and related disputes and allows both enforceability and greater certainty …

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Singapore :: Works councils

There are no legal provisions on works councils in Singaporean law …

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Singapore :: Trade unions

Under Singaporean law, a trade union is defined as any association or combination of workmen or employers, whether temporary or permanent, whose main aim is to regulate relations between workmen and employers for all or any of the following reasons: To foster good industrial relations between employers and workmen; to make employee’s working conditions better and to improve their economic or social status; to increase more productivity …

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Singapore :: Representation of executives

Employee trade unions, which are primarily made up of employees in non-managerial or non-executive positions, are not permitted to seek trade union recognition in respect of employees in managerial or executive positions or serve a notice for collective bargaining in respect of these employees …

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Singapore :: Industrial action

Under the Trade Disputes Act, the following will constitute industrial action: any act or omission by a group of people, acting in combination or under a common understanding, which would result in any limitation, restriction or delay in the performance of any employment duties; or the cessation of work by a group of people acting in combination, or a refusal under a common understanding of a number of people who are or who have been so employed, to continue to work or to accept employment  Industrial action and lock-outs will be considered illegal in certain cases, such as: if the aim is any other than continuing the dispute within the relevant industry; if it supports a dispute which the Industrial Arbitration Court is already aware of; or if the action is intended to force the government to inflict any type of hardship …

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Singapore :: Collective agreements

Content Collective agreements are made between an employer and a trade union …

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