NTUC, unions rebuke 'unfair' layoffs at P&W, SIA Engineering joint venture

published 29.07.2020 17:16

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The management then took advice from NTUC and the unions, corrected the retrenchment process and "accorded due respect" to the rights of employees and to the union leaders, according to the joint statement.

According to the joint statement on Wednesday, the unions conducted a secret ballot to sanction legal industrial action to rectify any shortcomings and improve the retrenchment process, if and where necessary, as authorised by NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng.

When the unions were later alerted that Eagle had gone ahead to start informing employees that they may be retrenched, NTUC and the unions stepped in immediately to stop any further action by the company until an agreement could be reached.

On July 22, the management of Eagle, which is a 51:49 joint venture between American aerospace manufacturer Pratt Whitney (PW) and mainboard-listed SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC), had released specific employees before finalising the name list with the unions.

Wed, Jul 29, 2020 - 3:16 PM THREE unions and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have publicly censured and halted "unfair" layoffs that reportedly affected more than a hundred workers at aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Eagle Services Asia.

by Fiona Lam from businesstimes.com.sg

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