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In the fourth of our policy briefs for 2018, Transient Workers Count Too recommends that foreign workers should be free to change employer without needing to get the permission of the existing employer. There should also be a clearer time frame for workers to get new jobs should their existing employers terminate their Work Permits...
By Joell Tee, based on an interview in July 2018 The fan whirs quietly overhead and the workers file in in an orderly manner to collect their tokens for dinner. Scattered laughter and chatter make for a warm and homely atmosphere. It is my second time at TWC2’s DaySpace and yet I do not feel...
After 2015, new arrivals of first-time Bangladeshi workers appear to have fallen off quite dramatically — this was the main finding of a study done in August and September 2018. Interviews were conducted with 106 Bangladeshi workers and each was asked the year of his first arrival in Singapore. We found unusually few who first...
By Nicholas Lee, based on interviews in July 2018 Today’s article takes a little step back to explore how variances in culture and social experience affect the way foreign workers understand and handle paper documentation, processes and rules in Singapore. As locals know all too well, Singapore is famous for its strict adherence to “Black...
By Alston Ng, based on interviews in June 2018 About a month ago when Rifat (not his real name) showed up at TWC2, he was evidently distressed by the prospect of repatriation. Having resolved a salary dispute with his former employer, Rifat was left to his own devices as he embarked on a so-far unsuccessful...
TAKE A WORKER TO LUNCH AND HELP US RAISE SOME MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS
By popular demand, Lunch with Heart is back. This TWC2’s annual fundraiser also marks International Migrants Day. (link)
This year’s event is on Sunday 16 December 11 am – 3 pm. Your support will help TWC2 feed jobless/injured workers, cover emergency medical bills, provide social work assistance, etc.
Treat migrant worker(s) to the fun and the food by donating ticket(s) for their use at $80 each. Or buy a ticket for yourself at $75 and come say hello and join the fun.
More details at: https://www.giving.sg/twc2/
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 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.