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STF ASEAN Seminar: "ASEAN Seminar on Tripartism and Social Dialogue - Measures to Manage the Economic Downturn"

Tripartite delegation from about ten ASEAN countries and representatives from the ILO and ASEAN Secretariat gathered here in Singapore to participate in the seminar hosted by the tripartite partners aimed to promote progressive labour practices int he region.


The two-day seminar allowed participants from each country to exchange views and experiences in dealing with the crisis and addressing labour issues arising from the economic downturn. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Health, Mr Hawazi Daipi, was the Guest-of-Honour for the opening of the seminar and he reinforced that "trust, common understanding and shared purpose" were the key factors of Singapore's success in tripartism. The seminar also helped tripartite delegations establish networks and build rapport with counterparts in the region.


The seminar was held at NTUC Centre and included visits to the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) centre and STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd.