Port workers on strike, 1950s


Port workers on strike, 1950s
This is a picture showing a crowd of port workers with placards on strike at the office of the Singapore Harbour Board in Tanjong Pagar. One of the major port workers' strikes, which occurred on 1 May 1955, saw Mr. Jamit Singh, Secretary of Singapore Harbour Board Staff Association (SHBSA), negotiating with the Ministry of Labour for 100 hours. The strike ended with wage increases and shorter working hours for SHBSA members. Title devised by Library staff.
Taken from book National Exhibition : in celebration of 25 years of nation-building, 1959-1984, page 14