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Once in a while, we come across a worker who tells us that he is treated well by his employer. Vijay is one of them. He has asked us not to use his real name because he hopes to continue working with the same employer after he has recovered from his injury. To reveal his...
By Keith Wong “For toilet, must go very far,” is how Syful Md Siddiqur Rahman puts it. “How far is far?” I ask. “Go into the jungle?” “No jungle there,” he explains. “Go other corner [of] site. Very big site.” Syful is describing his living conditions and the sanitation arrangements he has to put up...
By Lindene Cleary His first job didn’t even last a year, losing out on unpaid salaries. His second job lasted barely a week, with him having to foot hospital bills. His personal finances are awash in red ink. We all suffer from accidents and bad luck from time to time. We miss the bus, we...
By Ashley Frois We’re barely under the eaves. Rain, like troubles, pours down mere inches from our seats. Everything is damp. Two seats away and drier, a fellow volunteer is interviewing another construction worker, Rahman Sadequr. That worker is speaking morosely of his money problems. My interviewee, Musfiqur (pictured above), is strangely upbeat. He too...
We didn’t at first plan to write up their story because it was a story we’ve heard countless times before — not that their plight was any less distressful for them. The men from Harri Construction complained of unpaid salaries, losing their jobs, and terrible conditions at their quarters. But two months later, the Straits...
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS EVE
TWC2 will be closed on 24 and 25 December 2014, being Christmas eve and Christmas day. We will be open as usual on Friday 26 December.
If you are interested in helping with the cause, please email the Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “interested in volunteering”. We normally have a briefing session every month for potential new volunteers, but we’re skipping December for holiday reasons. The Admin Officer will advise you when the January briefing will be. For more information about volunteering roles, click here.
OUTREACH TO WORKERS
The next outreach to workers will be held on the third Sunday of January 2015. If you can join us to help, please contact the Administration Officer at email@example.com, giving your email the header “Would like to help with outreach”.