13 May '11, 3pm

MM Lee urges NTUC to help workers secure better jobs & wages

SINGAPORE : Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has challenged Singapore's trade union movement to keep up with the fast pace of economic transformation. Speaking at NTUC's 50th anniversary celebrations and dinner on Friday night, Mr Lee also urged unionists to help workers secure better jobs, better wages and a better life for the years ahead. The dinner was attended by 3,500 guests - among them, President S R Nathan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, ministers, Members of Parliament and some 250 representatives from international trade union organisations. The minister mentor told his audience that throughout his political career, he has always been mindful of the interests of workers and their unions. He said: "In government, I have never forgotten that it is in the interest of the workers and their unions that we must strive for growth and develop...

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