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Most times, when TWC2 volunteers interview workers, the conversation tends to focus on the immediate problem he or she faces, be it an injury needing proper medical attention, unpaid salaries, or a job scam. Suman Barman has an injury too, to his right thumb, but he was also a good case study of someone who...
By Jacintha Gopal Narayanasamy Arulmurugan (Arul) has in hand a formal order issued by a Labour Court ordering his employer to pay him $18,276.42 in owed salary. But he is facing the stark possibility that he’d soon be told by the Ministry of Manpower to buy his own ticket and go home to India without...
By Sonia Pillai Quite early in the interview, Palani Srinivasan, 43, mentions that his lawyer has told him to go home after his third operation. “Let me do collection for you,” was what (according to Srinivasan) his lawyer said. TWC2 vice-president Alex Au, who is sitting beside me, thinks it rather strange. “His WICA process...
By Fuxiong Torikul’s hoped-for second job in Singapore never materialised. Instead, he’s $4,500 in the red, having paid this total sum to an ‘agent’ and the boss. Getting it back is going to be difficult. He borrowed this amount from his father-in-law, who mortgaged his small plot of farmland to raise the money for him....
By Joyce Wong Confronted by enforcers, Arif fled the dorm for his own safety. He left all his belongings behind. On 18 Jan 2014, fifteen days after a section of a finger was cut off by a cement mixer during work, Arif Hossin Chan Miah received a phone call from Zainuddin (not his real name),...
If you are interested in helping with the cause, please come to the next Heartbeat — information briefing for potential volunteers. It will be on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 7:30. To register for limited seats, please contact the Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of TWC2 will be held on Sunday, 23 March 2014, from 3pm to 6pm, at Kampong Glam Community Club, 385 Beach Road, Singapore 199581. Members are requested to renew their memberships prior to the AGM so that you can attend and vote. New members are welcome. Annual membership fee is $10.