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Labour Day and our history of hope

By Dr Loh Kah Seng and Dr Thum Ping Tjin On this Labour Day, in our 50th year of independence, it is timely to reflect on how the labour movement in the 1950s played a critical role in our history, in particular its role in our independence movement. This history highlights three points: one, Singaporean workers organised a strong autonomous …

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HOME: Eliminate wage discrimination by nationality and give domestic work its due recognition

We congratulate Mr Peter Seah as the new National Wages Council (NWC) chairperson. The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) would like to take the opportunity to express and reiterate our organization’s stand as feedback to Singapore’s National Wages Guidelines for 2015/2016. HOME is a non-governmental organisation that works for the rights and welfare of migrant workers in Singapore. We …

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May Day Message for Ministry of Manpower

By Masked Crusader I was hoping to move on from labour issues and blog about other things. I was starting to sound like a broken record even to myself. Then, something happened. Minister Lim Swee Say, parliament jester and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, gave his May Day speech. In his speech, Lim paints a haunting future for …

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