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Arm in sling, denied medical treatment for a year

Video by Nicole Ng, text by Colin Ng The above video was produced in June 2016, sixteen months after Anowar suffered his injury. Throughout the months following the injury, Anowar did not get much-needed surgery for his shoulder. Some injury cases, like Farid’s, go smoothly and the worker receives the treatment and compensation due. However,...

"Boss say: if asking [salary], then you go back Bangladesh."

By Anthony Chua When I first spot Barai Dipok at TWC2’s Dayspace, he is seated in front of a volunteer case helper, clutching some important looking documents and appearing visibly frustrated. As I approach to shake his hand, he utters a weak ‘hi’ and turns his attention right back to the case helper, who is...

How we walked Muslem Motalb, with broken knee, home

Muslem Motalb will always remember Transient Workers Count Too fondly. “I [will] never forget TWC2,” he told us in the days before he went home. “Many people in TWC2 help me so much.” We’ll tell the story here of what we did to help bring his case to a successful conclusion. It took almost a...

There are laws about salary payment and work permits, no?

By Kan Ren Jie For many Singaporean employees, it would be unthinkable for our employers to stop paying our monthly salaries.   Many of us are accustomed (and excited!) to see our bank balance increase every month like clockwork.   However, this basic confidence is denied to many foreign workers.  My conversations with two men, Ali Abbas...

Low wages a factor in injuries, deaths at work

There has been a series of news reports and opinion pieces about work safety in the light of the fact that in the first four months of 2016, there have been 28 workplace fatalities, six more compared to the same period last year. Twelve are from the construction sector and five are from the marine sector....