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Swindle, cheat and manipulate, example no. 2

November 16th, 2019|

A worker came to us to show us two In-Principle Approval (IPA) letters. These are letters issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) that say that a Work Permit has been approved and will be available to the named person coming into Singapore for employment. It took only

Work 6 months, wait 18 months

October 28th, 2019|

Mazumder's saga began 24 months ago. In it, two employers appear to have gotten off scot-free for not paying his salary.

Push, pull and the runs of choice

October 24th, 2019|

Beneath the veneer of workers saying they come to Singapore to get better pay and a chance of a better life, are there other factors that influence the decision to migrate for work? How much volition is there?

Just as baby arrives, an eye is lost

October 20th, 2019|

Rafiqul's doctor says surgery is needed or the eye would be lost. Employer says no and refuses to pay. Rafiqul feels he needs a lawyer. But says lawyer is doing nothing to resolve the problem. Here's another worker immobilised by system and culture.