[Prezi] Why Don’t Singapore Unions Strike On Labour Day?

Because they don’t have to bother at all!

Traditionally on 1 May, Labour Day, unions will hold protests around the world to lobby for raises in wages, better working conditions, corruption or other issues that plague workers.

The last legal strike by a union in Singapore was all the way back in 1986, which was sanctioned by none other than Mr Ong Teng Cheong himself when he was DPM of Singapore.

Hydril Strike, 1986
Hydril Strike, 1986

We explore why there hasn’t been a strike by Singapore unions in recent years, and whether the absence of a strike means Singapore unions are useless to workers.

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Wishing all readers a Happy Labour Day 2016!

About the author

Jules Of Singapore

I’m Jules, from Singapore. I live and work here, and although it’s a great place to be, I feel there are many issues swept under the carpet. I’m also hoping to meet other women (and men) who actively want to discuss and further the interests of women who make up half our population, but whose voices are not amplified enough.

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