ESU works directly with these four autonomous universities to advocate better terms for their rank-and-file and junior executive employees on a collective basis.

ESU actively maintains a strong presence in the universities with over 3,500 members. Traditionally prominent at NUS and NTU, ESU has established in-roads with SMU and SUTD.

Typical occupations represented:

  • Admissions Staff
  • Administrative and Finance Staff
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Management Support Staff
  • Hostel and Grounds Staff
  • Security and Maintenance Staff
  • IT and Support Staff
  • Research Associates


Academic staff and staff at higher grade appointments may seek union’s advice on an individual basis.