This event was the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between The Food, Drinks & Allied Workers Union (FDAWU) and Dairy Farm Singapore (DFSG) in establishing a Jobs, Skills and Training committee comprising union and management representatives.
The joint committee will look into the technological readiness of DFSG workforce to see how to better support team members in adapting to technology and future work disruptions as DSFG transits into a new economy.
All retail brands under DFSG – Cold Storage, Giant, Jasons, Jasons Deli, Market Place, Guardian and 7-Eleven are included in this MOU signing.
As part of FDAWU and DFSG’s continual commitment to their workforce in the long term, FDAWU has brought onboard their university partner, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). SUTD will help in studying and analyzing how work in DFSG can be transformed to benefit both team members and the organisation, as well as identify suitable training and development programmes.
The research will be conducted by the SUTD Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) while the development of programmes by SUTD Academy. DFSG will also tap on relevant SkillsFuture initiatives to provide training and upskilling opportunities for their workers.
Guest of Honor was Deputy Secretary-General, NTUC and Senior Minister of State, Mr Heng Chee How.