SINGAPORE: The National Trades Union Congress and the Law Society of Singapore have launched a new initiative to educate working people on their legal rights.
The initiative called ’Law Works’ will include a series of programmes that will be implemented to reach out to PMEs, working women and freelance professionals.
The year—long campaign will see the publication of a 10—part quick guide and on—site legal clinics.
At the clinics, workers will be able to consult with practising lawyers on specific legal issues.
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said this collaboration is very timely with the recent legislative changes.
These include the Retirement and Re—employment Act which was recently passed and the Employment Act which is currently being reviewed.
Chief Justice Menon said: "Amidst these changes to the labour laws, it is critical that workers be made aware of not only the existing legal position, and equally that they are apprised of such changes.
"The focus of the labour laws is firstly to safeguard the interests of workers by conferring rights upon them, and secondly to enable them to understand their obligations and responsibilities in the workplace."
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