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A visit to the Asea Trading International Singapore Skills Centre in Tangail District of Bangladesh began with a conversation with the managing director Mr. Md Anisur Rahman. He proudly boasted that his centre hosts about 100 men at a time offering training in such skills as welding, electrical wiring, waterproofing, pipefitting and installing acoustical ceilings....
The process of work injury compensation goes like this: When a course of treatment is completed, the injured worker is assessed by doctors for any residual permanent incapacity. If there is, an interim Notice of Assessment (NOA) is sent to the worker, the employer and the insurance company that issued the work injury compensation policy,...
TWC2 volunteer Meera Rajah assisted a worker as he struggled to sort out his injury case after having things messed up by a law firm. This is Meera’s detailed account of how the mess came about and what she had to do to help him. It shines a spotlight into an area not often discussed:...
In a lecture delivered at the Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore, on 12 November 2014, Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and IPS-Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, made a few proposals with respect to migrant workers in Singapore. The relevant part is here: First, we can perhaps...
By Seema Punwani Uzzal’s world stopped on 28 Oct 2013. It was the day he found himself locked in a room, alone, injured and his documents taken away from him. What could he, a foreign worker from Bangladesh, have possibly done to warrant this kind of inhumane treatment? He had an accident at the shipyard...
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, giving your email the header “Would like to help with outreach”.