In Lee Kuan Yew's tiny island tin pot dictatorship there has not been a single worker strike for the last 30 years, except for one surprisingly by Chinese migrant low wage bus drivers which expectedly didn't get anywhere. Five of them were charged criminally, one was sentenced to 6 weeks jail, the other four are waiting in jail for their sentence and 26 were deported to Communist China.
In Singapore Island, there are no minimum wage laws which means you can pay a worker $2 a day if you like, labor unions are managed by the government which protect employer's interests rather than the other way round, workers have no way to further their interests under the law, and the ethos in the labor market is simply, take it or leave it.
Throughout the island's state controlled newspapers the past few days (there is no independent press) the government has repeatedly referred to the strikers as having destroyed
So in effect
Therefore, it is telling global companies that with this totally submissive workforce, they could make tons out of their backs.
Selling such a slavish workforce does not speak well of the employers who take advantage of them and neither does it speak well of the workers for being shamefully spineless and willing.
A Singaporean by birth in Exile
Attorney at Law
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