yeo chun fing may day comrade of labour award


For dedicating his life for workers, Yeo Chun Fing, the former general secretary and current advisor of the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE), received the Comrade of Labour (Star) (Bar) award from National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng at the NTUC May Day Awards 2019 ceremony on 3 May 2019. Mr Yeo is also currently the Chairman of the AUPE Credit Co-operative, and Second Deputy Chairman of the Singapore National Co-operative Federation.

The Comrade of Labour (Star) (Bar) is conferred on distinguished trade unionists for continuously making significant contributions to the Labour Movement. Mr Yeo played a pivotal role in improving public employees’ wages and enhancing their medical benefits during his tenure as the Secretary General of AUPE. He also advocated for fair and reasonable terms and benefits for re-employed workers. This led to re-employed workers receiving same salary for the same job responsibilities.