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Injured worker taken on grand tour of Singapore

Rahman Md Jaminur found himself at the bottom of a drain, severe pain shooting from his right ankle. His back also hurt. Fortunately, his phone was within reach and he called his friend. Help, I fell. Two co-workers came running. They carried him to the construction site office where the safety supervisor was. The latter said,...

Low salary, no overtime and injured, but they like Singapore

By Meera Rajah “Why Singapore?” – Ishwar Singh and Pardeep Kumar appear slightly perplexed as to how to answer this direct question, somewhat aware of the vague implications surrounding it. Ishwar (above, right) has now been in Singapore for five years. Pardeep (above left) has been here for slightly longer. Having arrived in 2007, this...

Pay slips crucial for injury compensation too

By Fuxiong Many stories on this website have documented the difficulties workers face in the period following a work accident. Denial of medical treatment, efforts by employers to repatriate them against their will, or attempts to deny that the accident even occurred (thus foreclosing any chance of compensation for the resulting permanent incapacity) are common...

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...