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Seven volunteers from TWC2 manned our stall at a migrant worker roadshow on Sunday, 18 December 2018. The humidity was high and everyone was sweaty, more so when workers crowded around our stand, but it was well worth it. We must have given out hundreds of fliers — maybe a thousand — all in their...
By Ada Cheong, based on an interview in September 2018 Miah Younose takes his arm off the table and leans back into his chair, laughing to make light of his predicament. Unpaid for four months and bearing the sunken cost of $4,800 in agent fees, he is desperate to remain in Singapore to find new...
Following a story in the Straits Times (see earlier article) about a circular jointly issued by the Ministries of Health (MOH) and Manpower (MOM) reminding doctors about their ethical responsibility to issue appropriate medical leave, a hand surgeon affiliated with Gleneagles Hospital wrote to the newspaper’s forum with his point of view. Dr Andrew Yam...
On 17 September 2018, the Ministries of Health and Manpower jointly issued a circular to doctors reminding them to abide by guidelines laid out by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) with reference to medical leave. The relevant guidelines cited were the 2016 Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (ECEG): Guideline B4(4) – Medical Certificates. The full circular can...
For several months in late 2017 and early 2018, we puzzled over a statement by the then-Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say that in the first half of 2017, only about 600 of foreign workers with salary claims indicated that they wished to find new employment (see footnote 1). We felt that 600 was an...
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.