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photoblog image Livability in Singapore 8: NTUC

Livability in Singapore 8: NTUC

NTUC or National Trades Union Congress. Singapore in the 1950s used to witness much violent protests and strikes. The high point was the Hock Lee Bus Riots of 1955. Since then, there was much more attention paid to the trade unions. Although there was a unified trade union, there were several factions within. A new trade union house was founded in 1962 (at 7 Shenton Way) and completed in 1965. The view seen in this picture is however, the new premises on Bras Basah Road, where NTUC relocated in 2000.

Livability in Singapore 8: NTUC

NTUC or National Trades Union Congress. Singapore in the 1950s used to witness much violent protests and strikes. The high point was the Hock Lee Bus Riots of 1955. Since then, there was much more attention paid to the trade unions. Although there was a unified trade union, there were several factions within. A new trade union house was founded in 1962 (at 7 Shenton Way) and completed in 1965. The view seen in this picture is however, the new premises on Bras Basah Road, where NTUC relocated in 2000.

comments (11)

Fortunately the unions have been reined in a bit over the last couple of decades over here with various items of legislation, there wasa a time when things were getting out of hand.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jan 2020, 19:13
The thought of Singapore + unions never dawned on me. So I am learning.
I can echo Louis's comment.........certainly the unions have done much to raise the standard smile
The loss of unions in the UK has led to massive underpayment of workers, denial of holiday pay, or sick pay. It's a mess.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2020, 23:40
I didn't realise that there NTUC was in Singapore.
"15 years of transforming people" seems to have paid off, Ayush!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Jan 2020, 06:24
An important part of the community, Ayush
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jan 2020, 06:59
Thank you for the education here, Ayush.
well, it's a petty building anyway, and makes for a pretty picture....
Every time I hear trade unions, I wish my trade had those... 😅
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 Jan 2020, 16:57
it's good to see they are still present

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