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In theory, employers are required by law to provide medical treatment for work permit holders they bring into Singapore. In practice, the more unscrupulous employers will try to get the employee out of Singapore before the worker realises he is being deprived of treatment and learns to use official channels to get his employer to...
By Elizabeth Zhou The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently printed colourful flyers in four languages – English, Chinese, Bengali and Tamil. Meant to reassure and educate the migrant worker community of the procedures and processes in place to take care of their rights, these flyers paint an image of a benign and helpful ministry, one...
By Isabel Chew Aktaruzzaman is intent on telling me his story. His cellphone rings a number of times during our interview but he rejects them because it is more important that people hear his story. On 23 July, Aktar and a co-worker were moving a 6-inch pipe weighing (by his estimate) 60 kg when his...
By Jennifer Parenteau As an employer, you are responsible for medical leave wages and medical expenses of your worker injured at work, even if they have been dismissed. When you read this quote from a Work Safety & Health (WSH) bulletin, published in April 2013 by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), you might breath a...
By Nissa Mai Continued from Part 1. I have a lot of other questions for Surya . How did such an empowered, decisive young woman get trapped in a clearly illegal and exploitative situation for such long time? Wasn’t her contract for only two years? And if she didn’t receive her salary, why didn’t she...
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”.