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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
When a worker has paid a huge amount to get a job, he cannot afford to lose that job and will thus be vulnerable to unreasonable, exploitative demands by the employer. How huge is huge?
Is there a way for governments to regulate trans-national fee-charging? Is it too convenient to plead jurisdictional limitations, and do nothing?
After release from prison, how are overstayers going to survive? Of course they'll look for underground work again.