Singapore Tripartism Forum

Ministry of ManpowerNational Trades Union CongressSingapore National Employers Federation
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About STF

Tripartism is a key competitive advantage for Singapore, underpinning its economic competitiveness, harmonious labour-management relations and overall progress of the nation.


The Singapore Tripartism Forum (STF), jointly set up by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), was launched on the 24th of January 2007, by Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. The forum is designed to broaden, deepen and strengthen the spirit of tripartism through a more structured framework.The forum will provide a platform for the tripartite partners - the government, unions and employers - to table concerns and work together more effectively to overcome the more complex challenges faced by all today.


Some of the key tripartite concerns include issues such as job re-creation, raising the effective retirement age, skills training and upgrading of the workforce, promotion of fair employment practices, flexible wage system, amongst other things.