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Singapore shares its Tripartite experiences at the 99th Session of the International Labour Conference


In January 2010, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) visited Singapore to find out more about how tripartite cooperation works in Singapore and the important role it has played in bringing about industrial harmony, and social and economic progress.
The 5-day study mission from 18 to 22 January 2010 included visits to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) where the ILO team was briefed on Singapore's harmonious industrial relations based on strong tripartite partnership founded on trust, understanding and mutual respect. To give the foreign delegates a firsthand experience of tripartism in action, the mission was also hosted by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP), the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), NTUC Fairprice and Murata Manufacturing, amongst others.
Here's what the ILO team had to say about their visit - "The study visit provided the ILO with an unique opportunity to see how dynamic, effective, pragmatic, operational, and functional social dialogue and tripartite consultation are in Singapore. There are a variety of means the tripartite partners have used over the years to find common solutions, creating win-win-win situations."
Find out more about the mission's views of Singapore's model of tripartism by obtaining a copy of the ILO Study Mission Report here.