Labour Day Message 2018

27-year-old Mohd Munir works as a barista at a coffee joint, and makes enough to pay his bills and to help his family with household bills.

He hopes that over time, he will be able to do better for himself and move on to a bigger role, so that he can start saving a little to perhaps, buy a nice home of his own at some point in his life.

The one thing which constantly worries him is the rising cost of living, and the fear that what he earns today will not be enough to help him tide through during difficult days.

Like him, 24-year-old Ashley Ling also works in the service industry, is fresh out of school and is already wondering what would be the type of job she will be able to get in future in a rapidly changing world.

Despite her fears, and seeing how many service related jobs are still undertaken by many foreigners or foreign students, she still continues her daily routine of waiting on tables with the hope that at some point in her life, she will be able to find a job which will be able to help her live a fairly comfortable life in Singapore.

二十七岁的Mohd Munir 是一名咖啡师。他的月薪只够他支付帐单和补充家用。 他希望随着时间他会有所作为在工作上晋升到更高的职位,并且利用这份收入来购买自己梦想之家。一件总是让他担心的事情,就是一直在提升的生活费用,还有他所赚取的薪水不够让他渡过困苦的日子。

与他一样的二十四岁的Ashley Ling, 现任在服务业,刚刚毕业的她已经在琢磨她在迅速转变的未来里能从事什么行业。尽管看到许多服务业都被外劳取代,她还是每天照常上班,并且带着一天能找到一份能让她在新加坡好好生活的工作。

And like Ashley, 32-year-old finance manager Shyue Lam also hopes to be able to find that breakthrough someday which will help him and his family lead meaningful lives in Singapore.

The hopes of the young are also very alike the thoughts which run through the minds of our elder Singaporeans, like Encik Ramli Omar. Already turning 60 this year, Encik Omar still works as a security officer to make ends meet. He still hopes to be able to continue working for as long as his physical well-being allows him to do so.

These are just some of the feelings and hopes of many Singaporean workers today as we celebrate Labour Day.

But despite their fears, worries and trepidation about the future, Munir, Ashley, Shyue, Ramli and many others like them are both an embodiment and examples of how we should never give up on our dreams and hopes.

Difficulties aside, we must continue to soldier on, to earn a wage to help pay bills and look after the needs of our families and ourselves.

Just like all our workers who go through a daily routine of waking up, sending their children to school and then rushing to work on a train only to have to rush back after work to pick their children up again, only to go through the routine the next day all over again.

These are the unsung heroes of our country which keep our economy moving.

It is their daily efforts which help keep Singapore going, and our workers’ efforts must always be recognised and treasured.

It is workers and our people like Munir, Ashley, Shyue and Ramli, who form the heartbeat of our workforce, and who keep the wheels of our economy moving.

Front line workers like the many taxi-drivers, nurses, police officers, uniformed services, bus drivers, train technicians, cleaners, caregivers, homemakers and the many, many others who keep Singapore moving, the Singapore People’s Party salutes all of Singapore’s unsung heroes.

And that means every single one of you.

We stand in solidarity with our Singaporean workers, and salute all of Singapore’s unsung heroes, and hope for them a better future in an uncertain world.

Happy Labour Day!

和Ashley一样,三十二岁的Shyue Lam也希望总有一天自己能找到突破好让他与家人在新加坡过着充实的生活。

此外拥有和年轻人一样的思想,六十岁的Encik Omar, 为了谋生是一名保安人员。只要身体依旧康健,他希望能继续工作。


虽然他们对未来的情景感到忧虑与不安,Munir, Ashley, Shyue, Ramli 以及其他类似的人民都是体现我们不应该放弃梦想和希望的例子。不管遇到什么苦难,我们应该刻苦耐劳,赚取收入来支付帐单以及照自己。


Munir, Ashley, Shyue 和Raml 以及其他工人,是我们劳动力的中心。他们每日的干劲与成就一直帮忙新加坡前进所以应该时时的珍惜和认可。这些包括前线工人例如计程车司机、护士、警察人员、巴士司机、地铁维修人员、清洁工人、护理人员、家庭主妇、等等帮忙新加坡前进的无名英雄。。 新加坡人民党向您

我们新加坡人民党与我们的员工站在同一阵线, 恭敬地向这些无名英雄敬礼!