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Workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours get help from unions

Published on Jan 18, 2014 10:55 AM
 
Workers who lost their jobs because of the sudden closure of Five Stars Tours travel agency can get help, including immediate financial assistance, if they are union members. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Workers who lost their jobs because of the sudden closure of Five Stars Tours travel agency can get help, including immediate financial assistance, if they are union members.

The tour agency abruptly shuttered its offices on Jan 8.

The Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union (SMMWU) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) U Care will jointly provide $600 worth of vouchers to each of the affected union members to help them with the purchase of daily necessities, especially with the festive season approaching.

The two groups, in a joint statement issued on Saturday, said they will contact members to brief them on details of the help scheme. Members can also call NTUC General Branch Unit at 6213 8008 for more information or further assistance.

 
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