TRIPARTISM is a key competitive advantage for Singapore, underpinning its economic competitiveness, harmonious labour-management relations and strong employment outcomes.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is the key architect in forging strong tripartite cooperation amongst the government, the labour movement (National Trades Union Congress) and employers (Singapore National Employers Federation).
Over the years, MOM has strengthened tripartism through closer collaboration with the tripartite partners.
For instance, the formation of Tripartite Alliance to promote progressive workplace practices and resolve employment disputes is a unique approach recognised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
It served as a model for global reference, leading to several partnerships and programmes with ILO. This includes the MOM-ILO partnership agreement to enhance labour and workplace practices, and the organisation of the International Forum on Tripartism (IFT) and 21st World Congress on Safety & Health in Singapore.