7 Dec 2012

Singapore: unrest spreads to contruction workers

Singapore has detained two Chinese construction workers who staged a protest on top of cranes over unpaid wages. The two could face jail time, police confirmed to Bikyamasr.com on Friday.
The pair had climbed up two 10-storey high cranes to highlight their demand for payment of back wages before their return home. Rescuers got the men down after more than four hours of negotiations and they were arrested soon after. “The two men were arrested for unlawfully remaining at the place and intentionally causing alarm. They can expect to face imprisonment, fine or both upon conviction,” a police statement said.
The crane protest comes ten days after Chinese bus drivers staged a wildcat strike – Singapore’s first strike since 1986.

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