The Labour Movement’s U Network packs in the power of affiliated unions and associations, U Associates (professional guilds and associations), U SME (SME bosses and HR personnel) and U
FSE (freelancers and self-employed).
With Singapore transiting towards a more knowledge-based economy, the Labour
Movement saw the need to assist the growing workforce of Professionals, Managers
and Executives (PMEs) in four key areas – Protection, Progression, Placement and Privileges (4Ps).
Initiated in 2011 by the Labour Movement, U Associate is a key B2B programme designed to engage and support our working people through professional guilds and communities. With U Associate, we can come together to achieve greater Growth, forge stronger Relationships and open up new Opportunities.
NTUC and its U Associates work with a sectoral focus in developing skills progression plans to prepare our PMEs to be future ready. Whether you are a professional guild or a community of like-minded working individuals, join us and take advantage of the dynamic ecosystem today that brings professionals from an array of industries together for future growth!
Relationships play a huge part in growing
associations today. It is the bridge that allows
associations to thrive in their ecosystems by
leveraging on each others’ strengths and contacts.
U Associate bridges connections between industry leaders and fosters mutual understanding to achieve common goals.
Young Engineers Leadership Programme Launch on 18 August 2014
The Labour Movement is committed to the grooming of future leaders across professions.
The inaugural sectoral programme – the Young Engineers Leadership (YEL) Programme was launched together with the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) in 2014. Also supported by NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), the programme aims to equip young engineers with the necessary leadership skills and technical knowledge to take their careers to the next level.
So far, we have also partnered other U Associates to roll out similar programmes in accountancy, cyber security, human resource, landscape architecture, logistics, marketing, sales, as well as workplace safety and health.
An opportunity for members to benefit from both your association and NTUC.
Union Training and Assistance Programme (UTAP)*
Members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at S$250 every year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP.
Terms and conditions apply.
Tap into NTUC’s Resources and Network
As a U Associate, you can take advantage of our diverse network of conference facilities across Singapore.
In addition, a dedicated account manager will work hand in hand with you on joint programmes and other strategic initiatives.
Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition on 9 September 2014
Widen your outreach and build relationships with NTUC’s network of unions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and freelancers and self-employed.
Through U Associate, members of professional associations such as the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) are able to keep abreast on the latest efforts by the Labour Movement and benefit from a greater understanding of workplace matters.
Likewise, you can leverage the U Associate’s network of value of working with other professional guilds and communities to share ideas, resources and network to be future-ready.
Access to NTUC-Related Organisations
With strong connections to NTUC-related organisations such as NTUC’s e2i and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi), U Associate helps associations on their learning and development initiatives.
Engagement and Networking Sessions
Strengthen and deepen relationships between members and associations through engagement and networking sessions.
Industry Advisory and Advocacy
Access to key Labour Movement leadership platforms such as May Day Rally and National Day Observance Ceremony alongside our tripartite partners.
Mr. Adam Khoo as a Keynote Speaker at the Future Leaders Summit on 6 June 2014
The Labour Movement, along with its tripartite partners, supports the U Associates to develop professional standards and career pathways to help our working people grow their careers, boost competencies and address mismatches between their skill-sets and employers’ needs.
Members in your association can benefit through valuable networking opportunities within and across different sectors, opening up avenues for cross-pollination of ideas and cross-application of skillsets.
With U Associate, you can be part of a larger network. Together, we can unlock new opportunities for your association and members.
Alliance of U Associate Partners
that spans different industries and brings together a diverse set of strengths.
Over 900,000 NTUC members,
of whom 300,000 are PMEs.
Labour Movement Communities
for all collars, ages and nationalities such as nEbO, Young NTUC,
U Live, U Family, U Sports and more.
NTUC Social Enterprises
serving more than 2 million customers such as NTUC FairPrice, NTUC Learning Hub, NTUC Income, NTUC Club, NTUC Health and more.
58 affiliated unions, two affiliated associations, and a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners.
In the U Associate Programme, we believe in forging strong partnerships within our eco-system. Through events that target top leaders and memebers of the U Associate Partners and other industry players, we know that this leads to a synergy that will result in more ideas and in turn benefit the PMEs we serve.
In the U Associate partnership, we form strategic alliances and leverage on our strengths to open
up greater opportunities for both our associations and PMEs.
Here at the Labour Movement, we’ve grown our network so as to better serve the needs of all our working people. From workplace protection to professional development, networking and cross-sectoral opportunities, we’ve got all your career needs covered. As an individual, you can also be a part of our U Network today!