30 Apr '12, 5am

Singapore celebrates May Day every year on 1 May together with much of the world. The PAP Government makes it a...

Singapore celebrates May Day every year on 1 May together with much of the world. The PAP Government makes it a point to stage elaborate shows with the National Trade Unions Congress (NTUC) at the forefront and the prime minister delivering a message to the workers. But do we really know the significance behind the occasion and, more importantly, does the PAP really care about Singaporean workers? May Day (or Labour Day in North America where it is celebrated in September) started off as a northern European tradition. In more recent times, it also became the occasion to mark International Workers' Day, commemorated by trade unions all over the world. It was the struggle of these workers' organisations that gave rise to the 'eight-hour' principle: eight-hours' work, eight-hours' recreation and eight-hours' rest. Unions also fought for what we now take for granted: the weeke...

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