Life long employment for Jurong Shipyard

Wednesday, 26th October 1983

Jurong Shipyard announced that there would be life-term employment for the 2,000 workers on its payroll. The shipyard – one of Singapore’s biggest – pledged to adopt this Japanese management practice here. It also said it would not retrench workers even if there was insufficient volume of work. Jurong Shipyard’s managing director said that a worker’s son as well as his grandson would be able to find employment here. He also announced the setting up of a house union – the Jurong Shipyard Employees Union (JSEU). The shipyard was believed to be the first local Japanese joint venture to start a house union.

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