SPH's two in-house unions merge to form industrial union

SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings' two in-house unions have merged, in the first step to forming an industry-wide union.

The amalgamated union, called the Creative Media and Publishing Union, was registered on Jan 1, as notified in the government gazette on Monday.

Previously, SPH journalists were represented by the Singapore National Union of Journalists (SNUJ) and its other employees by the SPH Employees' Union.

From Aug 24 to 27, a secret ballot was held on whether both should merge to form an industrial union instead. Members were notified on Sept 1 that the resolution had passed.

Becoming an industrial union means that the Creative Media and Publishing Union can now seek members from other employers.

janiceh@sph.com.sg