Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat was conferred the top May Day Award for 2021 to recognise his contribution to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was among 142 other union leaders and tripartite partners recognised by the labour movement at its annual award ceremony. The Medal of Honour presented to Mr Heng is only for those who have rendered distinguished service. As Finance Minister, he came up with policies to help workers upskill and get jobs. NTUC president Mary Liew applauded tripartite groups for sticking together through the crisis.
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