I started working 5 years ago as a fresh young polytechnic graduate after serving my NS. To be honest, my starting pay was not very high, it was below $2000. Today, fresh young polytechnic graduates are getting higher pay than 5 years ago. It was reported that the graduating class of 2015 who landed full-time jobs were hired on a median monthly salary of $2,100.

In my short 5 years of working full time, I’ve seen my fair share of complaints from my colleagues and friends that their pay is low, career progression is slow etc. I have seen more foreigners coming in, taking up management positions. There will always be feelings of unfairness among Singaporeans when it comes to the rights of us as citizens.

Then, there is also chatter about unions in Singapore. That the unions do not do much and they support the government. The National Trades …