Labour chief urges workers to continue treating each other with respect
- POSTED: 10 Dec 2013 17:49
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Singapore labour chief Lim Swee Say has urged all workers to remain calm and continue treating each other with mutual respect. His comments came in the wake of the riot in Little India on Sunday, which involved 400 workers.
SINGAPORE: Singapore labour chief Lim Swee Say has urged all workers to remain calm and continue treating each other with mutual respect.
His comments came in the wake of the riot in Little India on Sunday, which involved 400 workers.
Mr Lim, who was speaking at an NTUC community event on Tuesday, added that Singapore must continue to improve the working and living conditions of workers, whether they are local or foreign.
At the community event, over 750 beneficiaries were treated to a magic performance.
Mr Lim added that the labour movement had reached out to workers immediately after the incident to reinforce the view that the actions of a small group do not reflect the views of the majority of foreign workers.
Mr Lim, who is the secretary-general of NTUC, said: “We must do everything necessary, possible together to ensure that this remains an isolated incident. We continue to uphold this belief that the vast majority of our foreign workers in Singapore, they're here to earn a living, and along the way they also make a contribution to our society, to our economy.
“In fact, the local workers and foreign workers all these years have always been working in harmony, living peacefully together, (and) I think that must continue."
He said he is confident that Singapore is able to ride through the incident, but should continue to strengthen relationships at the workplace over the next few months and even years.