29 Nov '12, 2pm

There Was An Extremely Rare Strike In Singapore, And The Government Seriously Cracked Down

There Was An Extremely Rare Strike In Singapore, And The Government Seriously Cracked Down

See Also American Consumers Are To Blame For The Walmart Strike Bangladesh's Worst-Ever Factory Fire Kills More Than 120 People MCDONALD'S STRIKER: 'They're Not Paying Us Enough To Survive' Strikes are extremely rare in Singapore. There hasn't been once since shipyard workers dissented all the way back in 1986. So when 171 bus drivers went on strike this week, the government played hardball. The strike was quickly declared illegal, and riot police went to the drivers' hostel. The drivers, all Chinese, were largely protesting because they're paid significantly less than Singaporean and Malaysian drivers. Four drivers have been formally charged . They face fines of up to $1,600 and up to one year in prison. The statements from Singapore's Ministry of Manpower tells you everything you need to know about the state of labor relations in the tightly regulated country. "We have z...

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