Wrapping up May Day Celebrations 2017!

Over 6 months of preparation by the respective organising committees.

More than 37,000 participants across our NTUC-affiliated unions and associations, U Associate, U SME, U FSE, migrant workers groups, NTUC Social Enterprises, related organisations as well as tripartite partners.

145 awards presented to honour individuals and companies for furthering our working people’s interests.

5 dedicated events to recognise our working people’s contributions.

1 (Unusual) Labour Movement!  #UnusualLabourMovement


 Thank YOU (yes, you!) for being by our side throughout our month-long May Day celebrations as we honoured, celebrated and remembered the hard work and contributions from our working people. #LMByUrSide

If you missed any of the celebrations, here’s a #throwbackthursday of what went down across our five dedicated May Day events (May Day Rally, May Day Fiesta, May Day Domestic Employees Celebration, May Day Awards, May Day Migrant Workers Celebration), in pixels!  #NTUCMayDay2017

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  • Presenting our Unusual Labour Movement! Featuring our NTUC-affiliated unions and associations, U Associate, U SME, U FSE, NTUC Social Enterprises and tripartite partners at our May Day Rally.

  • Tharman

    Spirits were high as more than 1,500 Labour Movement leaders gathered to soak up the revelry and celebrate with our working people at May Day Rally.

  • Thanks to our 70 NTUC-Education and Training Fund donors, we have raised $25 million that will go towards helping our working people in their skills upgrading journey.

  • NTUC and our tripartite partners reaffirmed our commitment to stand by the side of our working people in this time of change and build a strong and relevant Labour Movement to better serve our working people.

  • NTUC President Mary Liew enjoyed a heartwarming moment with a granny at May Day Fiesta

  • Treating union members and their loved ones to various exciting stage shows and engaging roving performances at NTUC May Day Fiesta 2017!

  • Bringing gaming to a new level – young Fiesta-goer enjoying the virtual reality and digital games at D’Marquee.

  • To keep cool in the heat, NTUC Secretary-General Chan Chun Sing gave out ice-creams to our little ones at our new Wild Wild Wet.

  • With a photobooth, exciting game stalls and live performances, it’s one big party as the Labour Movement held it first ever May Day Celebration event specially for domestic employees!

  • Joy, fun, happy faces in the sun, with domestic employees and volunteers interacting and enjoying the festivities together.

  • NTUC President Mary Liew shares a wefie with one of the domestic employees after passing her a handmade card by students to thank domestic employees for their contributions.

  • They can dance, they can jive, having the time of their lives… Catch the dancing queens – our multi-talented domestic employees performing on stage!

  • Laughter all around as our Medal of Honour Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam prepares to take the runway!

  • Strutting down the event runway, beaming with pride – presenting to you our May Day Awards recipients!

  • May Day Awards’ Hall of Fame: Honouring the outstanding contributions of this year’s recipients.

  • Members of the Labour Movement family taking a selfie at May Day Awards’ Hall of Fame.

  • Celebrating this year’s May Day Migrant Workers Celebration at Sungei Tengah Lodge with some 10,000 migrant workers over an afternoon of fun and games!

  • Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Manpower pens a note on the appreciation wall to thank our migrant workers for their hard work and contributions.

  • Mealtimes made awesome as volunteers and migrant workers share some heart-to-heart-talk time together.

  • It’s a party, a celebration, a carnival and more as our migrant friends let their hair down and celebrate. Happy May Day everyone!

Psst…Don’t say we never share the good stuff…

Want a copy of the photos taken during the various May Day events? Head on over to our Facebook page.

Find hard copies too cumbersome? Locate the e-version of our Labour Movement Annual and May Day Awards Magazine here.

And for all that and more to do with May Day Celebrations 2017, visit our dedicated May Day Celebrations 2017 page!

Till next year! 🙂


The (Relevant and Representative) Unusual Labour Movement

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