29 Apr '12, 11pm

Economic restructuring 'may strain labour ties': DPM Tharman

Economic restructuring 'may strain labour ties': DPM Tharman

As Singapore restructures its economy, businesses will fold and jobs will be lost. This could put a strain on the special relationship between the Government, labour unions and employers, warned Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Aaron Low & Amelia Tan As Singapore restructures its economy, businesses will fold and jobs will be lost. This could put a strain on the special relationship between the Government, labour unions and employers, warned Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Sunday. There is now greater expectation for the tripartite partners to speak out in public on employment matters and even be more adversarial. But the challenge will be to avoid playing to the gallery and advancing positions for short-term gain, he added. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments ...

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