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TWC2 echoes a call for the government to do more to rein in employment agents who charge unreasonable and illegal fees for transfer workers.
TWC2 responds to a letter in the Straits Times calling for KPIs for domestic workers.
Following a letter from AWARE about poor enforcement of court orders, TWC2 wrote to the Straits Times Forum highlighting the same issue.
Duraiarasan injured his right eye on 15 January 2016. at work. He did not see a doctor until January 19th. The employer seemed to have argued that no accident happened on the 15th and MOM dismissed the worker's injury claim.
More of here, less of there: Increase in repeat workers and fat profits for the underground job broker in Singapore
In this research study, TWC2 found that about 80% of South Asian workers were "repeat workers", a huge change from a few years ago. We also found that about half of them used a Singapore-based job broker to find a job. Typically, these are foreign workers themselves, not licensed employment agents. It's illicit but profitable.
"Migrant workers volunteer to clean Pasir Ris beach on Saturday" said the headline in the Straits Times, 17 October 2018. Indeed, that's what a large group of TWC2 clients did, led by Irene Ong and Marcel Bandur, joint leaders of our Discover Singapore team. This team organises activities for the
In a commentary piece carried on Channel NewsAsia on 21 June 2018, Assistant Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress Patrick Tay wrote of the significance of a recent High Court judgement in favour of Bangladeshi worker Hasan Shofiqul -- which had been earlier been reported prominently by the Straits
None of the workers has gotten any real satisfaction. Nada. Worse yet, it was hardly an unusual case; it's becoming all too common for migrant workers to be left high and dry after their employers fail to pay the agreed salaries and the Ministry of Manpower's dispute resolution system either