Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

Helping more SMEs create better jobs and better workers

The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) today launched the first Inclusive Growth Symposium, a one-stop solutions platform targeted at helping Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) upgrade their workers and raise productivity. Started in August 2010, the $100 million Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP) aims to drive productivity improvements in all sectors and help 100,000 low wage workers. It is NTUC's e2i's key initiative for inclusive and sustainable growth through supporting automation and process redesign for companies, with the requirement to share gains with low wage workers. As at August 2013, there are 820 committed IGP projects. When these projects are completed, more than 53,000 workers will benefit from productivity and wage increase. Two-thirds of the companies on board IGP are SMEs. Through working with more than 1,000 com ...