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Help TWC2 by buying tickets for Lunch With Heart 2014

Lunch With Heart is here again! Remember this annual fundraising event of good food, fun show and exciting games! Please buy tickets and help TWC2 do better than the $25,000 raised last year. Here is also a chance to treat foreign workers to a nice meal. If you are not free to come to the...

Arm left with 'no power', but offered only a tiny compensation

By Keith Wong “Twenty months,” says Kabil Monul (not his real name). That’s how long it has been since an industrial accident caused a dislocation of his left shoulder. Only today (in August 2014) has he received an offer from the Ministry of Manpower for compensation for permanent incapacity: a mere two “points”, which translates...

Lifting supervisor dropped by company after he took a stand

By Fuxiong The banana was meant to be eaten, but in telling me his story, Shamsuddoha was waving it and hitting the table with it. It was soon bruised. He was too agitated to eat, particularly when he recounted the moment when he confronted his site manager. “Then who is responsible if accident happening during...

Overhauling Singapore's migrant labour system - an alternative plan

By Alex Au Many stories on the website of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) tell of the abuses inflicted on migrant workers in Singapore. TWC2 holds the view that the regulatory system governing the recruitment and control of foreign labour lies at the root of these abuses. Fortunately, many employers refrain from taking full advantage...

Through Singapore employer, lured to Cambodia with fake job offer

By Nissa Mai The flight from Singapore to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, wasn’t long — just under two hours — but for Margarette, the journey represented a whole new beginning, a fresh take on life. After years of domestic labor, she was finally going to begin her career in the hospitality line. Margarette, a Filipina national,...