TL;DR – Who cares? The USE cares!
Previously we published an article on why we think our security officers deserve better welfare.
Today, we still stand by that view.
Realistically, we also understand that unless there is a shift in the society’s view as well as the mindset of the buyers of security services to recognise that security officers are essential workers and the work that they do are important work, otherwise there is not much that we can do.
While we continue to advocate for more to be done to the security industry, we are extremely heartened to know that through the good times and the bad, the Union of Security Employees (USE) will always have the security officers’ back.
In case you don’t already know, in addition to collective bargaining and workplace protection, the USE also provides financial assistance to the security officers as well as their family members.
In fact, there are various financial assistance schemes in place to assist security officers who are in hardship which includes the U Care Hardship Grant, the NTUC Care Fund (E-vouchers), the USE Quick Relief Fund, the NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19 Enhanced), the CAP+Ure Fund, as well as the NTUC GIFT, which is a group insurance policy exclusively for members of NTUC affiliated unions/association.
Since the NTUC Care Fund (Covid-19) scheme was launched in March, the USE has assisted 352 members, with a total amount of $96,950 disbursed!
Kudos to the USE!