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Transient Workers Count Too sees a relatively small number of Sri Lankans in the course of our work. There are far fewer of them in Singapore compared to Indians and Bangladeshis. Sri Lankans are an approved source for domestic work, construction and marine sectors, but except for women in the former, TWC2 can’t recall seeing...
By Jiang Haolie It is unthinkable to survive in Singapore earning just $227 a month, or $1.19 for every hour of backbreaking work. Bidut (not his real name), a reclamation worker is doing just that. For comparison, an indoor job at McDonalds would pay five to six dollars an hour; it would earn you Bidut’s daily...
By Jas Talukder Joynal approaches me hesitantly, yet he does not strike me as a man of low self-esteem. Clad in a brightly coloured checkered shirt, with a good trendy fit, he definitely cares about his appearance. His face is one that has not yet been marked with the hardships of life and I am a little...
By William Chin You might think that a broken arm with 2 pins inserted would warrant a medical certificate (MC). Not so if you are treated by a certain Dr Tan — TWC2 has her full name. Monir Shafi suffered a bad fall on 28 July 2015, which required treatment for his arm and back....
The New York Times has an exposé on Step Up Marine, a manning agency operating out of Singapore’s Chinatown, and its network of recruiters in neighbouring countries. Young men are deceived and entrapped into horrendously abusive jobs on fishing trawlers, including Eril Andrade who died at sea. Court papers in the Philippines point the finger clearly...
LUNCH WITH HEART
Support TWC2’s work by buying a few tickets to our annual benefit lunch. See this post for more details.
RESEARCH PROJECT: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TWC2 invites proposals for a research project related to the Labour Court process. For more details, click here or the image above.
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 7:30pm. 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.
OUTREACH TO WORKERS
The next outreach to workers will be held on Sunday * November 2015 afternoon. We are covering multiple locations all over Singapore and we should be able to assign you a location close to your home. 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”.