Bright Vision Hospital requested Transient Workers Count Too to give a talk to the work permit holders on their payroll. As any model employer would, Bright Vision wanted their employees informed of their rights and responsibilities.
TWCS’2 social work associate Jason Lee (black shirt, centre right) delivered the talk on Thursday 28 April. We had been told in advance that the employees were of Myanmar nationality, and so TWC2 volunteer Sam Myat San (red shirt) came to translate. Nadia Irwanto, our intern, also assisted.
The talk began with a screening of our 6-minute video in Burmese, and all attendees were given our Burmese-language leaflets to read as well.
The talk clarified for the staff of Bright Vision the regulations governing work permits in Singapore, the optimal procedures in the event that the unexpected happens, like getting hurt on the job, and the proper boundary between costs borne by employers and employees, e.g. in terms of transport.
This the second time that TWC2 has been invited to talk to Bright Vision’s staff. We also conducted a talk last year.
We hope the attendees came away from the one-hour talk with a clearer picture of their position, and being better informed, help secure good labour relations at Bright Vision.
TWC2 remains ready to deliver similar talks at any workplace.