improvements in the hospitality and consumer business sectors have benefited more than 18,000 workers.
Since the launch of its Inclusive Growth Programme in 2010, there have been
238 job improvements across some 170 companies.
Such productivity improvements have benefited workers in terms of better
wages, as well as making their jobs easier and safer, said the our movement.
For example, the companies have been able to improve the wages of their workers by an average of 11.06 per cent.
One hotel that has adopted productivity improvements is Sheraton Towers Singapore.
Union leaders visited the hotel on Wednesday as part of NTUC's Learning Journeys programme.
During the visit, the hotel showcased its projects and initiatives that have raised productivity and benefited workers.
For example, in April this year the hotel pumped in S$1.3 million to upgrade its laundry machinery, to create a safer working environment and reduce its employees' risk of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
Yeo Guat Kwang, cluster lead of the Hospitality and Consumer Business Cluster at NTUC, said: "At the end of the day, it is very important that we must change the mindset. Definitely we can't make a U-turn to the foreign workers' policy.
So I think we must actually respond by making up a good way forward by adopting more automation, as well as leveraging more on technologies."