OPINION: Foreign workers show the way to meek Singaporeans that strike forces change

Malaysia Star, 22 Dec 2012
WHAT can an illegal strike by 171 Chinese workers do to change things in law-and-order Singapore?
Surprisingly quite a bit, it seems.
For starters, it may lead to better living conditions for 100,000 foreign workers living in dormitories, and that is a no mean achievement given the city’s space scarcity.
The state-owned TV early this week announced that an institution had been set up to ensure standards and living conditions in these crammed residences are raised.
The transport company, SMRT, where the strike took place also set up a 24-hour hotline with a team of liaison officers that the drivers can call upon for help in work or living conditions. Full story

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