NTUC calls for top-up of SkillsFuture Credit in its Budget 2019 wish list


THE labour movement is calling on the government to provide an additional S$500 in SkillsFuture Credit to help workers upgrade their skills.

It also hopes to see extensions for the Special Employment Credit (SEC) scheme and the Career Support Programme, two salary support schemes that strive to boost the employment prospects of older workers and professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).

The suggestions are on the Budget wish list shared by National Trades Union Congress assistant secretary-general Patrick Tay on Friday, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Future Jobs, Skills and Training Forum.

Mr Tay said that some workers have used up all S$500 of their SkillsFuture...

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