Labour movement sets target of 1.5m members

NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng speaks at the NTUC National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) at the Orchid Country Club on Oct 15, 2019.
NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng speaks at the NTUC National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) at the Orchid Country Club on Oct 15, 2019.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The labour movement has set itself the target of 1.5 million members by 2030, up from 943,000 last year.

Describing this as a "bold, ambitious" target, NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng said the labour movement must innovate and digitalise to stay relevant to workers.

Yesterday, the new committee re-elected Mr Ng, 51, as secretary-general. The labour movement also re-elected former Nominated MP Mary Liew, 56, to lead NTUC as president.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline 'Labour movement sets target of 1.5m members'. Print Edition | Subscribe