SINGAPORE: Juggling work, children and elderly parents can be a handful for many Singaporeans.
The labour movement is working to ease their load — by boosting childcare and eldercare services.
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) will do this through its new holding co—operative, called the NTUC Enterprise Co—operative.
The new entity will support NTUC’s 12 social enterprises, which provide services such as childcare, eldercare, skills training, and insurance.
In the pipeline — more pre—school facilities to take in more children; better daycare and home—help services for the elderly; and stronger support for those who have chronic illnesses, or who need special care.
It’ll also ensure that its smaller social enterprises can survive in the long term.
Lim Boon Heng, chairman, NTUC Enterprise Co—operative, said: "With NTUC Enterprise, we will be able to support them, both in terms of the money needed as well as the manpower resources."
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