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Singapore jails four Chinese bus drivers for going on strike

Liu Xiangying, 33, Gao Yue Qiang, 32 and Wang Xianjie, 39 - all former drivers at state-linked Singapore transport firm SMRT - were each sentenced to six weeks in prison for conspiring on a two-day strike last November.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 2:52am

Work-cheap model hits Singapore inflation wall

When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore's first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported the perpetrators. Getting rid of the soaring prices that are emboldening calls for higher wages won't be as easy.

Rising housing, transport and business costs have given the city state the fastest inflation among the developed world's biggest economies.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Singapore grapples with rising inflation as wage dissatisfaction simmers

When dozens of Chinese bus drivers held Singapore’s first strike in 26 years last week, the island deported the perpetrators. Getting rid of the soaring prices that are emboldening calls for higher wages won’t be as easy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Activists in Singapore and Hong Kong back workers' right to strike in Lion City

Activists in Hong Kong and Singapore have expressed outrage over a crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state's first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay and conditions.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

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3 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Defiant Chinese drivers continue pay protest in Singapore

About 60 mainland Chinese bus drivers in Singapore stayed off work on Tuesday, the second day of a rare labour stoppage in the city-state.

State-linked transport firm SMRT said that of the 102 who refused to work on Monday over a pay dispute, 60 did not turn up on Tuesday despite an agreement to do so.

27 Nov 2012 - 2:57pm