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10 Partners recognised for exceptional contributions amid COVID-19 at inaugural MOM Partners' Appreciation Event

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recognised 10 partners for their exceptional contributions over the past year at the inaugural Partners’ Appreciation Event. The theme of the event – “Celebrating our Journey, Inspiring New Possibilities” – acknowledges the importance of partnerships in improving the well-being and livelihoods of Singaporeans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. MOM will continue to work closely with all partners to build a productive workforce and progressive workplaces.

2 In his speech, Minister for Manpower Dr Tan See Leng highlighted that it was timely to introduce the Partners’ Appreciation Event as a platform to recognise partners’ efforts over the past year. Minister Tan also outlined MOM’s 3C approach in working with partners to build a better Singapore, as follows:

(a) Consult: Connecting with citizens through wide consultation to better understand needs and concerns to gather suggestions and new ideas;

(b) Co-Create: Partnering the people, private, and public sectors to co-create innovative solutions to issues that concern all of us; and

(c) Co-deliver: Working closely with our partners to co-deliver solutions to improve policy implementation and deliver better services to the public.

3 Addressing MOM’s partners, Minister Tan said, “Amid these last two unprecedented years, stakeholders from all walks of life – including associations, businesses, chambers, NGOs, tripartite partners, and even individuals – all of you came together to ensure that Singapore and Singaporeans emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our partnerships have made an impact in improving the well-being and livelihoods of Singaporeans. MOM will continue to work closely with all partners so that collectively we can inspire new possibilities together!”

4 In addition, Minister Tan presented the MOM Valued Partner (MVP) Award to 10 partners for their strong commitment and outstanding contributions. The recipients include MOM’s longstanding collaborators, as well as new and emerging partners, as follows (please refer to Annex A for citations):

Organisations (in alphabetical order): 

(a) Centre for Domestic Employees  

(b) DBS Bank Ltd

(c) Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited  

(d) HealthServe  

(e) Migrant Workers’ Centre

(f) National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) 

(g) Singapore Business Federation  

(h) Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) 

(i) Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC)


(k) Ms K Jayaprema, President of the Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore)

5 The event also featured a panel discussion with representatives from HealthServe, NTUC, SNEF, and DBS Bank Ltd. They shared their views on how the Government could continue to partner Singaporeans and find solutions to the challenges facing our workforce.

6 In total, the hybrid event brought together close to 300 stakeholders, comprising tripartite members, industry leaders, community partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), businesses as well as individuals.