Voices of youth

Construction workers deserve thanks

Construction workers deserve thanks

As I waited for my dad to pick me up from school recently, I saw workers hard at work constructing a building. I wondered if anyone thanked them for their hard work even though most of them are not Singaporeans.

Many of us see foreign construction workers as people who come here to earn money and get a better living when they go back to their own country.

But it is more than that. They put much effort into their work, in a high-risk industry where industrial accidents causing death are not uncommon. Their work leads to facilities such as shopping malls, that we can enjoy.

Foreign construction workers need to be treated equally by Singaporeans, and to be thanked and appreciated for their hard work in building a better Singapore for us.

Chrissia Tan, 14,

Secondary 2 student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2016, with the headline 'Construction workers deserve thanks '. Subscribe