29 Apr '13, 7am

Honour our workers and protect their rights. This was the message of the speakers at the SDP's Labour Day public...

Mr Chng Min Oh, a trade union leader in the 1960s, was another speaker. He talked about how Singaporean workers had united against the British colonial government and campaigned against their own exploitation. They had supported the PAP when it was first formed because labour leaders like (the late) Mr Lim Chin Siong, who was a founding member of the PAP, had the workers' welfare at heart. However, after the PAP became the Government in 1959, it started to work against the interests of workers. After the arrest of political and trade union leaders in the 1960s, Mr Chng said, the Government controlled the labour movement through the NTUC and, since then, workers have not been able to exercise their rights. CEC member Mr Bryan Lim rounded up the forum presentations by highlighting what the SDP can do to improve the conditions for workers in Singapore. He raised the

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/honour_our_workers/2013-04-29-5621

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