New programme for PMEs in logistics sector to develop themselves professionally
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Professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in the logistics sector will have more opportunities to develop themselves under a new scheme, as part of efforts by NTUC to encourage more to join the supply chain industry.
SINGAPORE: Professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in the logistics sector will have more opportunities to develop themselves under a new scheme.
The Place-and-Train Logistics Operation Executives programme is part of efforts by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to encourage more to join the supply chain industry.
For a start, 50 places will be offered under the programme.
This was announced during a visit by union leaders to logistics company YCH on Monday.
They were there to learn about various productivity initiatives.
The company has leveraged on technology to improve its racking system, which optimises space by 30 per cent and also reduces manpower needs.
The labour movement has also been working with YCH to put in place a progressive wage model to develop different career ladders for its workers.
Jessie Yeo, head of transport and logistic services at NTUC, said: "It's the first unionised company in this sector that has embraced the progressive wage model plus automation.
“Automation helps to make the worker's job easier, safer and smarter, and in the process we were able to put in place a wage model whereby the workers can have sustainable wage increase each time there are productivity gains, as well as when they have acquired certifiable skills."
NTUC also gave updates for a separate training programme for Class 3 and 4 driving licences, which was launched in July last year.
The training programme aims to help low-wage workers who are currently working in the transport and logistics service sector, and attract those who are not, to join the sector.
Through this programme, they will receive help in getting the Class 3 or Class 4 driving licence faster and be placed in transport and logistics-related jobs.
Under the Class 3 Licence Programme, more than 170 workers have obtained their driving licences.
Separately, under the Class 4 Licence Programme, 525 workers have obtained their licences.