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Judge finds co-worker’s evidence untruthful

September 22nd, 2019|

The High Court found that a foreign worker's testimony in support of his employer's version of events in an accident was "unreliable". Indeed, TWC2 have heard of many cases where workmates bear false witness. Why do they do that?

Happily wed, unhappily stranded

September 4th, 2019|

Roy Mithu suffered four months of salary non-payment. He reckons the employer owes him $11,000. But as he tells our volunteer writer, the expected recovery amount gets whittled down for one reason or another. Will he be going home with any money at all?

$8,000 for the underground agent

August 31st, 2019|

Foreign workers are increasingly becoming illegal job agents, preying on fellow countrymen like Alamin wanting to come to Singapore. This underground activity puts Singapore's law and order reputation at risk.

Foreign workers’ lives of waiting

August 27th, 2019|

Two Bangladeshi workers tell us about waiting. Waiting to get overtime wages, waiting to get claims settled through MOM. But waiting is not painless.

How do workers raise money to pay agents?

August 22nd, 2019|

TWC2 volunteer Stefan dives deep into issues of loans, pawning, interest rates and repayment installments. Compared to the meagre salaries foreign workers in low-skill jobs earn, the numbers are disturbing.

The outlaw ocean – human trafficking and other crimes, part 3

July 30th, 2019|

Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, spent years researching the abuses in Southeast Asia's fishing industry. In the above video, he visits a detention centre in Indonesia where he meets with (mostly Vietnamese) men who had been detained when their fishing