When workers' woes hit home for Ng Chee Meng

NTUC deputy secretary-general Ng Chee Meng is expected to take over as labour chief. The Straits Times speaks to him about his plans for the labour movement.
Mr Ng Chee Meng (in orange) having a photo taken with participants during this year's May Day Rally at D'Marquee. Mr Ng (in red top) joining members of the National Taxi Association for lo hei during a visit to Changi Airport on Feb 16, the first day
Mr Ng Chee Meng, who was appointed NTUC deputy secretary- general in the recent Cabinet reshuffle, is slated to take over from Mr Chan Chun Sing as labour chief. He has already met union leaders in the aviation, transport and taxi industries as part of his previous transport portfolio. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Mr Ng Chee Meng (in orange) having a photo taken with participants during this year's May Day Rally at D'Marquee. Mr Ng (in red top) joining members of the National Taxi Association for lo hei during a visit to Changi Airport on Feb 16, the first day
Mr Ng Chee Meng (in orange) having a photo taken with participants during this year’s May Day Rally at D’Marquee.ST FILE PHOTO
Mr Ng Chee Meng (in orange) having a photo taken with participants during this year's May Day Rally at D'Marquee. Mr Ng (in red top) joining members of the National Taxi Association for lo hei during a visit to Changi Airport on Feb 16, the first day
Mr Ng (in red top) joining members of the National Taxi Association for lo hei during a visit to Changi Airport on Feb 16, the first day of Chinese New Year. ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore recently saw a major Cabinet reshuffle, during which fourth-generation ministers stepped up to take on key positions. These younger leaders will also feature prominently in the new Parliament session which opened on Monday. In the fifth and last of a series of interviews, The Straits Times speaks to incoming labour chief Ng Chee Meng. Brother's struggle to re-enter job market has made him keenly aware of challenges PMETs face after being laid off

As the incoming labour chief, it is Mr Ng Chee Meng's task to improve the lot of workers, especially those who lose their jobs.

One of them is someone at home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'When workers' woes hit home for Ng Chee Meng'. Print Edition | Subscribe