- Identify areas of support and look at ways to strengthen PMEs’ employment and employability
- Ensure that PMEs have access to a level playing field for jobs, while balancing companies’ manpower needs, in the immediate and longer term.
Topic: Strengthening Support for Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs)
National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Member of Parliament of Pioneer SMC
Mr Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and Member of Parliament of Pioneer SMC. He chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee and the NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce. As Director of NTUC’s Legal Services and Strategy Departments, he represents the Labour Movement in tripartite workgroups to review/update employment and industrial relations legislation and has been pivotal in lobbying for the many changes to manpower related laws and policies in Singapore. He is also the Executive Secretary of the Banking & Financial Services Union (BFSU) and Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union (SMMWU).
Panellist: Low Peck Kem
Panellist: Sim Gim Guan
Mr Sim joined SNEF on 1 June 2020 as the Executive Director. He spent 23 years with the Republic of Singapore Navy, before joining the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) in August 2006. He was appointed Deputy Secretary (Information and Corporate Management) in February 2007, and subsequently, Deputy Secretary (Industry and Information) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) from 1 Nov 2012. He took on the role of Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service from 1 Nov 2013 to 31 May 2020.