Crane protest workers jailed four weeks for criminal trespass
Two construction workers from China who perched themselves on top of two tower cranes at a worksite were each jailed for four weeks on Thursday.
Wu Xiaolin, 47, and Zhu Guilei, 24, admitted to criminal trespass by unlawfully remaining on two separate cranes at the Jurong Port Road site, with intent to cause alarm to the project manager of their employer Zhong Jiang (Singapore) International by their threatening behaviour.
Zhu and Wu remained on top of the cranes for about 8 1/2 hours and nine hours respectively on Dec 6 last year.
Investigation showed that Zhong Jiang had received letters from the duo on Nov 30, stating that they did not wish to work any more. According to their terms of contract, as they had worked for less than a year, they would have to reimburse the company for utilities incurred by them. Wu and Zhu were unhappy with the arrangement and informed the project manager that they would lodge a complaint with the authorities.