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Updated: 01/18/2014 11:10 | By Channel NewsAsia

Unions helping workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours

Unions helping workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours


Unions helping workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union (SMMWU) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) are rendering assistance to workers affected by the sudden closure of Five Stars Tours travel agency.

The travel agency ceased operations on January 8 this year.

In a joint statement, SMMWU and NTUC said affected workers will be informed of the avenues of assistance that are available to them.

SMMWU and NTUC U Care will jointly provide immediate financial assistance to affected workers who are union members.

The two union bodies will provide S$600 worth of vouchers to each of the union members to help them with the purchase of daily necessities.

Members will be contacted on the details of these vouchers.

Affected members can seek the help of SMMWU in their job search by contacting the union and providing their resumes for job-matching with other unionised companies of SMMWU.

Affected workers who are Singaporeans or PRs can approach NTUC's e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) for assistance with training and job placements.

Non-citizens can approach NTUC or SMMWU for assistance.

- CNA/fa

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