NTUC deputy secretary-general Ong Ye Kung steps down
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) announced on Wednesday afternoon that its deputy secretary-general Ong Ye Kung would be stepping down from his full-time job at the NTUC on Nov 25 "to pursue other career interests".
Mr Ong, 43, will however retain his ties with the labour movement by staying on as the chairman of NTUC's Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and advisor to unions.
Mr Ong joined the NTUC in December 2008 after resigning from the elite government Administrative Service, in a move that paved the way for him to be fielded as a People Action Party candidate at the May 2011 General Elections.
He was a member of the PAP team that lost to the Workers Party at Aljunied Group Representation Constituency contest.