Our history

The Union of Power and Gas Employees, UPAGE, is an established industrial union for employees in the energy, utilities, power and gas sector.


Formed in 1995 following the corporatization of the Public Utilities Board’s electricity and gas departments, UPAGE's origins can be traced back to the City Council unions of the 1950s.


UPAGE enjoys strong and cordial ties with the unionised companies:

  • City Energy
  • Keppel Merlimau Cogen
  • Pavilion Energy
  • Power Automation
  • PacificLight
  • Senoko Energy
  • Sembcorp Utilities
  • SP Group
  • Singapore LNG
  • Tuas Power
  • Worley Pte Ltd
  • Worley Engineering
  • YTL PowerSeraya 


UPAGE Milestones

1995 – UPAGE was a key partner to facilitate a smooth transition during the Corporatisation & Restructuring of Public Utilities Board (PUB) to form Singapore Power.

2001 – UPAGE was again managing the ground when there were further liberalization and divestment of Power Generation companies (GenCos) to Temasek Holdings

2007-2008 – Sale of GenCos by Temasek Holdings Union representatives form part of the panel interviewing potential buyers of the three GenCos. Negotiate for exgratia payment for its members during the sales process for the three GenCos 

2008 – Launch of UPAGE Endowment Fund Set up with contributions from UPAGE's unionised companies and Temasek Holdings.

2010 – Launch of WSQ For Energy Utilities Sector Companies will benefit from the enhanced funding support and structured approach to upgrading the industry's workforce under the WSQ. UPAGE played a catalytic role in bringing together industry leaders, EMA, WDA and driving this initiative. 

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