25 Aug '12, 7am

Mr Jagwinder Singh's The crushing of trade unions and workers' woes Part 1 in our Perspectives column seems to...

Mr Jagwinder Singh's The crushing of trade unions and workers' woes Part 1 in our Perspectives column seems to...

The crushing of trade unions and workers' woes Part 1 in our Perspectives column seems to have gotten the NTUC's knickers all in a knot. Several of its members/defenders posted quite bizarre comments attacking the article and, not surprisingly, its author. For example, one of the comments defended that: "What none of you can deny is that given the things that the system including the government and NTUC has done, has put Singaporeans workers at the top of things." "None" is a rather strong word but we'll let that slide—emotion probably got the better of the writer. But "Singaporeans workers at the top of things"? Now that requires a response. As far as workers' wages are concerned, a UBS study in 2011 (Prices and Earnings) reported that Zurich and Geneva have gross wage indices of 119.8 and 107.5 respectively—the higher the number the merrier. In the Asia-Pacific, Tokyo's ...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/2012-08-25-5316

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