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Introduction Accompanying this introduction is a six-part series of that spotlights the In-Principle Approval for a Work Permit (“IPA”), a key document in the import of foreign labour into Singapore. Behind the document is a process that, over time, has shown several weaknesses. What began as a document and process with a laudable aim — ...
By Ada Cheong, based on interviews conducted in September 2018 Singapore is reputed to be a business-friendly place. A phalanx of blue-green skyscrapers — our central business district — rises up just behind the Merlion. The area is bustling with people in suits and work dresses, working for multinational companies and investors: banks, insurance companies, and...
“Migrant workers volunteer to clean Pasir Ris beach on Saturday” said the headline in the Straits Times, 17 October 2018. Indeed, that’s what a large group of TWC2 clients did, led by Irene Ong and Marcel Bandur, joint leaders of our Discover Singapore team. This team organises activities for the workers under our care every...
For a long, long time, TWC2 has been calling for electronic payment of salaries to be made mandatory. Giving employers the option to pay in cash allows all sorts of abuses to happen and seriously disadvantages workers when salary is not paid or only partially paid. Workers are left with no evidence as to how...
By Debbie Fordyce Does the Ministry of Manpower pay lawyers to handle work injury compensation claims? “Lawyers always exciting to take case.” At least some injured workers certainly think that MOM does. They say that they’ve heard that MOM pays lawyers $300 a month to file and manage work injury compensation (WIC) claims. Newly injured...
TAKE A WORKER TO LUNCH AND HELP US RAISE SOME MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS
By popular demand, Lunch with Heart is back. This TWC2’s annual fundraiser also marks International Migrants Day. (link)
This year’s event is on Sunday 16 December 11 am – 3 pm. Your support will help TWC2 feed jobless/injured workers, cover emergency medical bills, provide social work assistance, etc.
Treat migrant worker(s) to the fun and the food by donating ticket(s) for their use at $80 each. Or buy a ticket for yourself at $75 and come say hello and join the fun.
More details at: https://www.giving.sg/twc2/
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 8 January 2019, at 7:30 pm. If you are interested in helping with the cause, please email the Administration Officer at email@example.com with the header “interested in volunteering”. For more information about volunteering roles, click here.