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Head of Covid-19 Task Force Lawrence Wong says salaries should be paid. MOM says no need to pay.
MOM now says it is not their intent to give employers unfettered power over workers' movements. But why say this over social media? Why not simply correct badly drafted law?
The general community is "saved" from Covid-19 only because migrant workers are made to pay the price for us: severe confinement, never mind mental wellbeing and medical complications.
It's too simplistic to speak in terms of iron-clad job security, but a lot more can be done to help migrant workers with career longevity and financial security. Start with recruitment costs.
The new law says "The employer must not allow, or cause to be allowed, the foreign employee ... to leave the dormitory ... and may grant or refuse consent..."
The term "helper" seems to be growing in popularity, but TWC2 disagrees with its use.
An engineer floated the concept of building mega-dormitories over the sea, each with a "small-town centre", to minimise migrant workers' entry into our downtown and Singaporean spaces. What do we say to that?