55 Singaporeans from different walks of life came together for the first time on 28 September 2019 to form the Citizens’ Panel on Work-Life Harmony. The Panel met between September and November 2019 to deliberate on issues affecting work-life harmony, and to discuss and develop new ways to strengthen work-life harmony in Singapore, including a more supportive societal and workplace culture.
The Citizens’ Panel on Work-Life Harmony is part of the SG Together movement for the Government to partner Singaporeans to co-create and co-deliver solutions across a wide range of policy areas. The Panel is also part of a series of engagements with Singaporeans on marriage and parenthood matters, led by Manpower Minister Mrs Josephine Teo, who also assists Senior Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean on Population matters.
More than 300 members of public responded to the call in July 2019 to participate in the Citizens’ Panel. The Panel comprised members with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, and included employers from different industries, workers in different forms of employment, tertiary students, and individuals with different marital status and family responsibilities.