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What workers face: trade war, tech disruption, leadership change

Tripartism is key to overcoming challenges; it has worked for S'pore over the long haul

Three big disruptions facing the labour movement were outlined at yesterday's May Day Rally - each closer to home than the previous, but all with great potential to complicate the worker's situation.

The first is the ongoing trade skirmish between the United States and China, which, if not handled carefully by the two giants, could intensify into a full-scale trade war affecting Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'What workers face: trade war, tech disruption, leadership change'. Subscribe