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By Ashley Frois Salary disputes and unpaid wages are, unfortunately, common issues plaguing our foreign workers, but Shoriful Islam’s case stands out in particular. He and his colleagues are seasoned workers in Singapore, but on arrival earlier this year for their current job, were forced to sign empty salary vouchers. They knew this was irregular,...
By Jennifer Parenteau Mohamed Ariful sits down beside me and begins to tell me his story. At first it seems like a simple case of improper calculation of his medical leave wages, but as we talk it reveals much more than that! In June 2014, Ariful was working for the construction company, Calpen Contracters. He...
This is the talk TWC2 vice-president Alex Au gave at the National University of Singapore to a large class (about 300 – 400) of students from various faculties on 15 October 2014. The text here is a somewhat fuller version of the talk itself, which wasn’t entirely read from script, and which was constrained by...
Yeusof (not his real name) knew there was something wrong with his monthly pay slip from Hyundai Engineering & Construction when he showed up for breakfast at TWC2′s Cuff Road Project one morning in September 2014. He was quite sure his employer had underpaid him, showing us his documents so that we might verify his...
In theory, employers are required by law to provide medical treatment for work permit holders they bring into Singapore. In practice, the more unscrupulous employers will try to get the employee out of Singapore before the worker realises he is being deprived of treatment and learns to use official channels to get his employer to...
LUNCH WITH HEART
Our annual fundraiser Lunch With Heart is back, scheduled for Sunday 7 December 2014. Your tickets will greatly help workers in need through our many programmes. To buy tickets, please email the Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your email the header “Lunch with Heart”. For more information about the event, click here.
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 November at 7:30pm. To register for limited seats, please contact the Administration Officer at email@example.com. Please more details about volunteering opportunities, please click here.
OUTREACH TO WORKERS
The next outreach to workers will be held on Sunday, 16 November 2014, afternoon. If you can join us to help, please contact the Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your email the header “Would like to help with outreach”.