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A joint research by Dr Sallie Yea and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) reveals that trafficked fishermen face insurmountable barriers to access legal and economic justice and protection. These barriers are caused by the following factors: significant gaps in measures for victim identification, a lack of coordinated support for the psycho-social needs and well-being of...
By Seah Bei Ying Most of us have seen some Bangladeshi workers having their packed lunches in void decks in heartland areas. Where the lunch come from? Did they buy curry and rice from the nearby coffee shop for their everyday meals? If yes, then how much did their costs come to? These are fleeting thoughts that...
By Kimberley Ng In recent years, Singapore’s slowing economy has meant fewer construction and marine sector jobs for migrant workers. What few might realise is that recruitment costs have risen prohibitively through the same period. The two are not unrelated: it is a matter of demand for work outstripping supply of jobs. Unfortunately neither the...
Most interns who spend 6 – 9 weeks with TWC2 are asked to wrap up their internship with an essay on a specific topic. Nikie spent May to July 2016 with us assisting with casework and the Labour Court Research Project. In the process, she came across many foreign workers who had difficulty getting the medical...
By Audrey Tan He took on a new job with high hopes, but now finds himself at the lowest point of his life. Ragunathan Kaliyarasan, 28, is jobless and struggling to recover after a workplace injury in March 2016. His predicament tells the story of a dismissive employer. “I want(ed) to land one job perfectly,”...
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016, at 7:30 pm. 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”. For more information about volunteering roles, click here.
We’re calling for volunteers to help distribution of information leaflets to workers and a simple survey among foreign workers on Sunday 13 Nov 2016, late afternoon. If you able to help, please contact us at email@example.com with the header “interested in helping with outreach 13 Nov 2016”.
CLOSED on 31 OCTOBER 2016
Our office at Golden Mile Complex will be closed Monday 31 October 2016, being the make-up day for Deepavali which falls on Saturday 29 October.