With Minister of Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin and the
government calling the labour protest of over 180 SMRT bus drivers an
"illegal strike", perhaps it is time for Singaporeans to consider
new, alternate ways to protest. Basically, any other ways to protest except to go on
strike (unless you want to be hurl up in court in which case please ignore this
Now if some of you are wondering what other ways are there to protest without striking, I am pleased to say the cabin crews of Cathay Pacific Airways has gave us a fine example on how to do it. The Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union is currently in a pay dispute with airline executives and is encouraging flight attendants to hit the airline's reputation for excellent service by...refusing to smile!
You have to give these guys credit for being imaginative. Just imagine it; being served food on a long flight by attendants who frowned instead of smiling. Oh the horror! And if done in Singapore, it’s all legal! Talk about a beautiful alternative.