Working caregivers need more support from employers: NTUC U Family survey

Working caregivers need more support from employers: NTUC U Family survey
(L-R) NTUC's ASG Cham Hui Fong, Parliament Secretary for MSFD and MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, Low Yen Ling and NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng having fun with U Picnic attendees

Of the 3,418 working caregivers surveyed, 77 per cent do not have eldercare leave, and 62 per cent do not have flexible work arrangements. About 60 per cent of them also said they struggle with time in their caregiving responsibilities.


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Here is the full press release from NTUC U Family:

Labout movement's largest family picnic bonds 6,000 participants and promotes work-life harmony

- NTUC U Family survey findings from 3,635 respondents revealed that many working people struggle with time spent between work and caregiving

- NTUC and unions to work closely with unionised companies to improve workplace and leave flexibility

After the success of the inaugural event last year, the Labour Movement's U Picnic is back in its second year running with a whimsical theme that promises "Food.Fun.Experience" for the participants.

Organised by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) U Family and supported by NTUC FairPrice, the picnic aims to gather families for an evening of fun-filled activities. With a unique theme this year, it also targets to attract and enthrall both children and the young-at-heart, with its dizzying variety of unique attractions to either create or relive their childhood dreams.

Touted as NTUC's largest mass family picnic event, this year's U Picnic surpassed last year's attendance with over 1,200 working families or 6,000 people at West Coast Park.

As with many other events organised by the NTUC U Family, the key objectives are always aligned - to advocate the building of strong and happy families by championing work-life harmony.

Survey Findings Reveal that Working Families with Caregiving Responsibilities Require More Support

Many working Singaporeans need to juggle with time and resources between work and their role of caregivers for their family members. As a voice for working families, U Family conducted an online survey to find out more about the needs and concerns of these working Singaporeans with caregiving responsibilities in August 2013.

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