Incoming labour chief

Ng Chee Meng gets up close and personal with unionists

NTUC deputy secretary-general Ng Chee Meng (in orange) with rally participants at Downtown East yesterday. He had worked closely with the teachers' and transport workers' unions before his new appointment.
NTUC deputy secretary-general Ng Chee Meng (in orange) with rally participants at Downtown East yesterday. He had worked closely with the teachers' and transport workers' unions before his new appointment.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Minutes before they marched into the conference hall, flag bearers from various unions were teasingly prodded by Mr Ng Chee Meng with the command: "Chests out, stomachs in!"

The men and women laughed - and stiffened their backs.

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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 'Ng Chee Meng gets up close and personal with unionists'. Print Edition | Subscribe