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In an encouraging development, the prosecutor in a recent case made the argument that using the threat of dismissal and repatriation to compel foreign workers to accept lower wages would constitute an offence. According to a news story in Today newspaper, Nallusamy Narayanan, the boss of a number of companies under the Harri name, had...
At the parliamentary sitting of 9 January 2017, Nominated Member of Parliament Kok Heng Leun posed a question to the Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say (pictured above). As published in the Hansard, Labour Court Orders on Employee Salary Non-payment Mr Kok Heng Leun asked the Minister for Manpower (a) how many complaints about salary non-payment...
By Jiang Haolie Molla Shohid will be put on a flight back to his village of Bhouria Challa in Bangladesh any day now. He does not know if he will be compensated for the promised wages that never materialised. He is not even sure of the day of the flight. His boss has kept him...
We’ll call the worker ‘Byoghu’ in this story. He had worked before in Singapore and quite successfully. But when he returned for a second job, he soon fell ill. In the first two weeks on the job, he had a fever and was given medical leave. The employer decided to cancel his Work Permit on...
By Teo Yi Ning It is not often that we get to meet a migrant worker that has been working and living in Singapore for more than 20 years. Subramaniyan Peramaiyan first came to Singapore from India in 1995 as a construction worker, He paid $5,500 in agent fees to get his first job, a...
EMAIL VERIFICATION EXERCISE
Dear TWC2 members: We are conducting an email verification exercise to keep our register up to date. Please click this link to know more.
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 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.
Please join our next outreach on Sunday 19 March 2017 from 4 – 6pm, when we fan out to distribute flyers and share information with migrant workers at a specified location near an MRT station (to be decided). If you’re able to help, please drop an email to email@example.com with the header “can help with Feb 2017 outreach”.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the society will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 at this venue:
96 Waterloo Street
Training Rooms 2 & 3
Registration will start at 2 pm and the AGM will start at 3 pm, till 5:30 pm. Members are requested to renew their memberships before the AGM by contacting the Admin Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org