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More detail why TWC2 objects to MOM's Advisory of 6 April 2020 that appears to approve of employers cutting foreign workers' wages by 25%.
A statement by TWC2 highlighting issues that need urgent attention at this point in the Covid-19 pandemic: quarantine; testing; concerns of Work Permit holders; special vulnerabilities of Special Pass holders; financial support for employers and possibilities for abuse.
Since job scams arise from misrepresentation of the nature and terms of the job, a solution must lie in eliminating opportunities for deception. Workers must have direct access to employers' submissions and MOM's electronic records.
TWC2 points out the risks to migrant workers in the time of Covid-19 that spring from housing conditions, transport and company policies.
Foreign workers entering Singapore must first get prior permission before commencing their journeys, then must serve 14-day stay-home period.
TWC2 echoes a call for the government to do more to rein in employment agents who charge unreasonable and illegal fees for transfer workers.
It is increasingly common to see employers make quite substantial "monthly deductions for others" from foreign workers' wages, but what's the deduction for?