12 Feb '18, 7pm

Recalling Singapore’s forgotten unions. Kirsten Han @kixes in today's @PeoplesWorld. https://t.co/DzhidkeTN6

Recalling Singapore’s forgotten unions. Kirsten Han @kixes in today's @PeoplesWorld. https://t.co/DzhidkeTN6

Singapore's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, speaking to workers from the Singapore Harbour Board. When members of the Singapore Harbour Board Staff Association went on strike, he de-registered the union on July 22, 1963. | LabourStart via NAS When mentioning “NTUC” to any Singaporean, the first thing that usually springs to mind is not what the potent acronym has long stood for—the National Trades Union Congress—but rather a chain of local supermarkets. In the eyes of most Singaporeans, the NTUC is not so much a coalition of unions fighting for labor rights and justice in the wealthy island nation as a provider of reasonably priced groceries. To the People’s Action Party (PAP), in power consecutively since 1959, the NTUC is a formidable force for support and mobilization, one that it aims to shore up before the next general election. With expected challenging economic ...

Full article: http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/recalling-singapores-...

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