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Labour movement proposes veteran unionist K. Karthikeyan for NMP post

Published on May 5, 2014 12:24 PM
 
Mr K Karthikeyan. The labour movement has proposed veteran union leader K. Karthikeyan as a Nominated Member of Parliament to represent their interests in the House. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL TRADES UNION CONGRESS

The labour movement has proposed veteran union leader K. Karthikeyan as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) to represent their interests in the House.

Mr K Karthikeyan, 54, is currently the vice president of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the general secretary of the United Workers of Petroleum Industry.

He formed the Singapore Petrochemical Complex Employees' Union in 1986 and has been a union leader since, noted NTUC in their endorsement on Monday.

"In my 28 years serving as a union leader, many issues concerning union members and workers have been resolved and some, by way of government policies. Thus, I sincerely believe that my inputs will be useful in enacting such policies that would make workers' lives better," said Mr Karthikeyan.

 
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