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PM Lee calls for pioneer generation of unionists to be honoured

Published on Apr 30, 2014 6:18 PM
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to honour the pioneer generation of unionists by building upon their achievements, in his May Day message on Wednesday, on April 30, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: ZAOBAO

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to honour the pioneer generation of unionists by building upon their achievements, in his May Day message on Wednesday.

He paid tribute to the unionists who fought the Communists and worked with the Government to improve labour relations through the country's turbulent early years.

Their courage allowed a young nation to build its economy and deliver better lives for the people, he said, stressing that the generation overcame "long odds".

"Let us honour them by upholding their spirit, building on their achievements and creating an even better Singapore for our children," he said.

 
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