Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo Minister for Manpower to PQ on number of cases of employment-related disputes not covered under Employment Act and outcome of these cases
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1968 OF 2020 FOR A SITTING ON 4 FEBRUARY 2020
QUESTION NO. 1592 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Assoc Prof Walter Theseira
To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) when did the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) start to hear employment-related disputes not covered under the Employment Act; (b) what led TADM to start hearing these disputes; (c) what is the total number of such cases received to date; and (d) what are the outcomes of these cases.
- Since Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) was established in April 2017, it has been able to mediate employment-related disputes not covered under the Employment Act (EA). For disputes covered under other employment laws such as the payment of allowances, bonuses and commissions provided for in the employment contract, mediation is compulsory. For other disputes such as workplace grievances and poor employment practices, mediation is voluntary.
- In total, TADM has conducted mediation for about 12,000 employment-related disputes not covered under the EA, with about 70% resolved amicably.