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Workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours get help from unions [The Straits Times] 2014-01-18

Bus Strike: The Full Story [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-08-31

The Strike That Rattled Singapore [The Wall Street Journal] 2013-08-28

Four Chinese migrant worker bus drivers in Singapore sent to jail for organising strike [China Labour Bulletin] 2013-02-28

Singapore affiliates welcome new IndustriALL Regional Office [IndustriALL Global Union] 2013-02-13

Amnesty: Drop ‘strike’-related charges against Chinese migrant bus drivers in Singapore [Amnesty International] 2013-02-08

Singapore strikes shed light on workers' woes [Aljazeera] 2012-12-26

Drop Charges Against Bus Strike Leaders [Human Rights Watch] 2012-12-06

Government to deport Chinese bus drivers in strike [RNW] 2012-12-01

Singapore's first strike in 25 years shines spotlight on racial tensions [The Guardian] 2012-11-29

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