Policemen stand by the entrance to a foreign workers dormitory in Singapore on November 26, 2012
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Singapore bus firm strike: Government has to 'push wages up'

28 November 2012 Last updated at 05:58 GMT

Singapore is a country renowned for its ease of doing business and lack of industrial disputes, and there has not been a strike on the island nation since 1986.

All that changed this week as more than 100 bus drivers, all of whom were recruited from China, failed to turn up for work.

They were reportedly unhappy at their wages, compared to those of their Malaysian co-workers.

Song Seng Wun, from CIMB Research told the BBC's Asia Business Report that the government has to "push wages up" for foreign workers.