(One-Day Programme)

Understanding & Application
of Industrial Relations Legislation


Date: 18 December 2020
(Friday)

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
(Registration commences at 8:30am)

Platform: Virtual

Course Fee:
SHRI Members: S$360.00

Non-Members: S$400.00
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(Course fee is subject to 7% GST)

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Course Overview

Singapore’s brand of industrial relations (IR) is unique compared to many parts of the world. Its working model of collaboration instead of confrontation between the 3 protagonists, the Government, Employers and Trade Unions has contributed to decades of industrial harmony. This tripartite partnership and IR model has become a critical success factor in Singapore’s competitive advantage and underscores our ability to attract foreign investments.

In order to transfer this success to the organisational level, it is imperative that employees in an organisation who are involved in IR need to be competent and effective in union engagement and negotiation in tandem with the time proven Singapore IR model. In order to achieve this, they require a working knowledge of IR relevant legislation and best practices to exercise the organisation’s rights and obligations while harnessing a productive and harmonious with the trade union(s) representing their employees.

Learning Outcome

After the delivery of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the evolution of IR in Singapore
  • Describe the roles of government, employers, and trade unions.
  • Describe the tripartism operating model here in Singapore.
  • Interpret and apply the provisions of the relevant IR legislation to the working level.
  • Explain the legal process in collective bargaining and dispute resolution.
  • Identify the rights and obligations of the company and of trade unions.
  • Promote progressive IR policies and practices in their organisation.

Course Outline

Historical perspective and evolution of IR in Singapore

  • Tripartism and the role of government, employers and trade unions
  • Collective bargaining and dispute resolution process
  • IR related legislation including
    – Trade Unions Act

    – Industrial Relations Act
    – Trade Disputes Act
    – Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Part 3
  • Rights & obligations of employers & trade unions
  • Code of good IR practices

Target Learners

Line managers and front-line supervisors who have to engage unions, IR practitioners and HR professionals.

Learning Methodology/Course Delivery

To anchor the learning and winning behaviour, this module incorporates:

  • Applicable industry best practices
  • Case studies and videos
  • Sharing of experiences
  • Interactive delivery of learning materials
  • Practical exercises

Award of Certificate

A certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who achieve a minimum of 75% attendance.


About the Trainer

Noel Khng has more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field. For 18 of the 20 years he worked for the Shell Group of Companies where he had taken on roles as a generalist as HR Manager for its Chemicals plant, as well as specialist roles in Recruitment, Staff Administration, Employee and Industrial Relations, HR Information Systems and Learning and Development.

Currently, Noel is an associate lecturer and consultant with a number of reputable institutions specialising in HR related programmes. He has also successfully developed numerous Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) HR related courses for the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).



For further information, please contact (65) 64380012 or email corpsolutions@shri.org.sg