Outgoing labour chief

Chan Chun Sing wins over many with sharp intellect, friendly ways

Outgoing NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing (in yellow) posing for a photo with May Day Rally attendees yesterday. Several unionists described him as a warm and approachable leader with a sharp intellect.
Outgoing NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing (in yellow) posing for a photo with May Day Rally attendees yesterday. Several unionists described him as a warm and approachable leader with a sharp intellect.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

He may not have the memorable catchphrases or decades of experience of his predecessor Lim Swee Say, but in his short stint as labour chief, Mr Chan Chun Sing has won over many unionists with his sharp intellect, friendly demeanour and confidence on stage, said those interviewed yesterday.

Mr Chan, the National Trades Union Congress' (NTUC) secretary-general for three years, will be leaving in the coming months to focus on his new role as Trade and Industry Minister.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Chan Chun Sing wins over many with sharp intellect, friendly ways'. Print Edition | Subscribe