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Feroz the accountant

By Walter Wadiak As I sit down to do my first interview with a migrant worker, I’m looking for problems. Perhaps a story about an uncompensated injury — I have already seen plenty of these in my few visits here. Maybe I will find a man whose meagre salary has been either underpaid or not...

Injured Hossian hidden away in locked container

By Fuxiong In the minutes following his three-metre fall, with his right shin and back in pain, Hossian Ramzan was carried by two “tamil man” on the instructions of a company supervisor to a shipping container, “to rest”. “Then they lock the door.” It worried him, but at first he gave them the benefit of...

No pay for 2 years, slapped for saying hello to a fellow worker

By Lauri When she came down to meet us for the first time, “she had only a small bag containing her documents,” Karno recalls. “She didn’t even have her clothes and things.” TWC2 social worker Karno and a volunteer were waiting at the foot of an HDB block of flats to rescue Indonesian domestic worker...

Chodawre looking at maybe a year more of enforced unemployment

It is still October 2014. Chodawre Badal doesn’t say much, but just shows your writer a letter from the National University Hospital (NUH) giving him an assessment date for 8 May 2015, seven months away. ‘Assessment’ is the stage when a worker, following a work injury, is assessed for residual permanent incapacity, so that an...

Hive of activity as TWC2 crosses into second decade

In a triple celebration 7 December 2014, TWC2 marked its tenth anniversary and International Migrants Day with a benefit event Lunch with Heart. Under the glass dome of Kebabs and Curries atop Mustafa Centre, TWC2′s largest-ever event had hundreds of attendees in constant motion, from food to games to meeting old friends and making new...