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By Jean Law Debesh* is going back to Bangladesh after a mere four months working in Singapore. He is leaving much poorer than if he had not come at all. This is because his money was taken from him in an illegal transaction that was not brought to justice. He tried to get the police...
Over two-thirds (68%) of foreign construction workers work so much overtime that their total monthly overtime hours would breach the legal maximum of 72 overtime hours a month. Of these, one in three (23%) worked twelve and a half hours or more in a single day — which also violates the legal daily maximum of 12...
By Namgay Choden Hasan Mohammad Suman’s left thumb was injured December 2016 when it was jammed between steel bars at his worksite. It is late February now as I speak with him. He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow at Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Jurong East. However, for the surgery to go ahead, he has to present...
By Long Yiou As a rookie interviewer, I feel that Hossain Mohammad Alamgir’s injury case is far more complicated than the storyline of the movie Inception. Though he has only been in Singapore for two years — he came in August 2014 — Hossain has had two injury disputes with three different companies. The interview hits...
By Sean Yee In Parliament on 6 February 2017, Manpower minister Lim Swee Say said, “MOM received about 9,000 salary-related claims involving some 4,500 employers in 2016. So, 9,000 claims; 4,500 employers. Through mediation by MOM and adjudication by the Labour Court, we have been able to resolve more than 95% of these claims.” This...
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 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.
Please join our next outreach on Sunday 21 May 2017 from 4 – 6pm, when we fan out to distribute flyers and share information with migrant workers at a specified location near an MRT station (to be decided). If you’re able to help, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “can help with Feb 2017 outreach”.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the society will be held on Sunday 23 April 2017 at this venue:
96 Waterloo Street
Training Rooms 2 & 3
Registration will start at 2 pm and the AGM will start at 3 pm, till 5:30 pm. Members are requested to renew their memberships before the AGM by contacting the Admin Officer at email@example.com