First Online May Day Rally Will See PM Lee Giving Momentous Virtual Speech
With “Circuit Breaker” extending, many operations and events have taken to online platforms. This year’s May Day Rally is one of them.
Typically a full-scale event with over 1,500 attendees, the May Day Rally will see more changes to its schedule aside from just shifting online.
However, PM Lee’s annual speech will still be in the online programme, according to The Straits Times (ST).
PM Lee will be delivering May Day Rally speech online
This year, though no longer a physical event, PM Lee’s staple speech will still be broadcast to all.
It will happen on 30 Apr at 7.30pm across various platforms, including national television and streaming through social media channels.
Channel NewsAsia (CNA) cited the following platforms where you can watch the rally:
- National television
- Prime Minister Office’s (PMO’s) Facebook page
- Prime Minister Office’s (PMO’s) YouTube
- NTUC Singapore’s Facebook page
- NTUC Singapore’s YouTube
A few changes to the virtual May Day Rally
While typically hosting 1,500 Labour Movement leaders and tripartite partners, this year sees numbers cut by two-thirds.
A closed-door session will see 500 union leaders coming together for a virtual engagement. Heading this session will be a group including the NTUC president, Mary Liew, and Manpower Minister, Josephine Teo.
Think of it as a work Zoom meeting of sorts.
Another significant change is the cancellation of the May Day Awards, a platform used to honour individuals and companies who have indelible prints on Singapore’s workforce. However, alternative arrangements are still in order to appreciate this year’s awardees.
This year, the online broadcast will also see celebrations for our migrant workers and foreign domestic employees amid this trying time.
Singapore remaining steadfast
While changes to the May Day Rally are but one of the many changes Singaporeans have had to cope with, let us all remain hopeful.
With the situation in the migrant worker dormitories, let us all tune in on 30 Apr to rally together in support of those who need it.
Featured image adapted from YouTube.