Walking for Fair and Inclusive Workplaces

18 Nov 2018Press Releases

Walking for Fair and Inclusive Workplaces

First-ever Tripartite Alliance Contingent draws more than 1,000 employers and partners at The New Paper Big Walk 2018

Rallying its tripartite partners, employers, and employees across Singapore to walk for a good cause, the TA contingent formed by Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment
Practices (TAFEP), saw more than 1,000 participants including 62 organisations coming together to walk for fair and inclusive workplaces at this year’s Big Walk organised by The New Paper (TNP).

2. Apart from Tripartite Alliance staff, representatives from the tripartite partners, and industry partners, the over 1,000-strong TA contingent also comprised the newly-crowned Tripartite Alliance Award (TAA) winners and their employees. These companies have led the way in building fair and inclusive workplaces, and were recognised for their efforts in the award ceremony on 14 November 2018.

Raising awareness on the need to build fair and inclusive workplaces

3. As the main sponsor of the TNP Big Walk 2018, TAFEP aims to raise higher consciousness on the need to build fair and inclusive workplaces among employers and employees. This year’s
theme “Agile Workforce, Better Workplaces” resonates well with TAFEP’s mission, that is to build better workplaces by championing fair, responsible, and progressive employment practices.

4. “This is our first time participating in The Big Walk, and we are very excited to see so many employers including our TAA Winners, Human Capital Partners, Tripartite Standards’ adopters,
and industry partners that we have worked with over the years, walking the talk with us (see Annexes). Although these companies come from different industries and sizes, they all believe in
putting in place good employment practices and are committed to help their people reach their fullest potential. Through this show of solidarity and support, we are sending a clear message of
inclusion at the workplace, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, family responsibilities, or disability, and celebrating our workers’ contributions,” said Mrs Roslyn Ten,
General Manager of TAFEP.

Taking the first step towards a fair and inclusive workplace

5. Everyone has a part to play in eradicating workplace discrimination. The Big Walk participants were also entertained by carnival games and activities at the TAFEP’s booths where
they learnt more about the importance of building fair and inclusive workplaces. The event saw more than 9,000 participants taking their first step to make their Fair@Work Promise. By making
this promise, they have pledged to be fair and inclusive at the workplace, not to judge people based on stereotypes or biases, and to see them for their abilities.

6. “It’s heartening to know that many individuals have made their Fair@Work Promise. This shows that people recognise the importance of being inclusive, and seeing everyone for their
value and ability. Employers can do their part too, by adopting an inclusive mindset and addressing employee needs to create an inclusive and supportive work culture, driving
organisational success,” said Mr Douglas Foo, Co-chairperson of TAFEP.

7. To show your support for a fair and inclusive workplace, head to TAFEP’s Fair@Work Promise microsite at tafep.sg/fairatworkpromise.