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A letter in Straits Times Forum called for trade skills training for Singaporeans to avoid over-dependence on foreign labour. But that's not the elephant in the room.
Letter in Straits Times: Allow foreign workers whose work permits have been cancelled to stay and look for new job
TWC2 calls for transfer opportunities for migrant workers whose work permits have been cancelled and those on Special Passes.
In 2018 and 2019, over 60% of all salary claims were filed by foreign employees. Even digging these basic figures out involved sleuthing. Many things still opaque.
A good video highlighting one of the critical issues in the exploitation of migrant workers -- recruitment costs This article adds more information surrounding it.
Palm oil products from Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby have been banned from the USA on account of forced labour in the company's processes.
As Singapore's economy revved up after the lockdown, more workers died. Five were killed in the last two weeks alone.
Banned from selling to the US, Top Glove has to compensate its migrant workers, losing half of 2019 after-tax profit as a result.