Deputy Secretary-General & Group Director of Workforce, NTUC
Ms Cham Hui Fong is the Deputy Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). She is also Group Director, Workforce of NTUC where she oversees partnerships and synergies amongst five workforce segments in NTUC. In her role, she is also in charge of harmonising 4P (Protection, Placement, Progression & Privileges) efforts across all segments.
Concurrently, Ms Cham is the Executive Secretary of SIA Engineering Company’s Engineers & Executives Union, Singapore Airport Terminal Services’ Workers Union and Supply Chain Employees Union as well as ST Engineering’s Staff Union. She is also an advisor to the Singapore Airlines’ and Scoot’s Staff Unions.
Within the Labour Movement (LM), Ms Cham is Co-Chairman of the LM Union Cluster, Member of the Industrial Relations Council, Training Council and Membership Council. She is also Member of the Board of Governors of the Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies.
Representing workers and the labour movement, Ms Cham sits in several tripartite committees that examines issues in wages as well as workplace and employment practices. These include issues on the employment of mature workers, labour-related legislations and the future economy of Singapore. She is Co-Chair of the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices, as well as Director of the Tripartite Alliance Limited. She represents the Labour Movement as a member in the Future Economy Council Trade and Connectivity Sub-Committee.
Ms Cham serves as the Authority Member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore since September 2011. She also sits as a board member in the Institute for Human Resource Professional.
In 2007, Ms Cham became the Labour Movement’s seventh and first female representative to serve as a Nominated Member of the Parliament of Singapore. During her term that lasted till 2009, she fought for the interests of workers and Singaporeans by speaking up on a wide range of issues. In 2010, she was awarded the Public Service Medal.
Ms Cham graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.