Former Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing has stepped down officially from his post and has joined the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) full-time last Wednesday.
Chan announced his move at an NTUC Income run organised by Young NTUC today. There was no official announcement on who would succeed him as the new Minister for the MSF.
Chan said he will start discussions with NTUC stakeholders on its future direction.
“The last two months, the focus has been on getting to know the people, to know the system in NTUC. So I’ve been going around to meet many of the unions, to get to know the members, to get to know what they do, to get to know their concerns.”
After the 2011 General Election, Chan headed the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports before its reorganization and subsequently helmed the newly formed Ministry of Social and Family Development. In January this year, he was appointed deputy secretary-general in NTUC.
He is expected to take over the reins from labour chief Lim Swee Say when the current committee’s term ends in October this year. Both Mr Chan and Mr Lim will remain as Cabinet ministers.