Lim Swee Say: Journey ahead will only get ‘tougher’
Posted by temasektimes on August 4, 2012
In his National Day message to the labor movement, Mr Lim urged Singaporeans to value the country’s achievements and pledge to work together to stay ahead, stressing that the journey ahead will only get “tougher”.
He cited the uncertain global economic outlook, slower growth and higher inflation in the medium term, as well as fierce competition regionally and globally.
“If Singapore can transform the economy and reshape the workforce better and faster than others, the country can continue to enjoy shortages of workers instead of jobs,” he added.
Mr Lim is the Secretary-General of the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), the only legalized trade union in Singapore. There are no independent trade unions representing the interests of Singapore workers.