Recruitment debt, excessive overtime, abusive working and living conditions, and retention of identity documents lead to ban and seizure of company products.
In September 2020, we had 801 Covid-19 cases from the dorms. From October, there has been a dramatic improvement.
Among the issues touched on are indications of forced labor, restrictions of workers' movement during Covid-19, arrests of foreign workers on terrorism grounds.
A deep study of the hazards encountered by migrant workers in their attempts to switch jobs. Rules are complex, costs are high and plans easily derailed.
For all the wringing of hands over abuse of domestic workers, one key solution has still not been implemented despite TWC2 proposing it nearly two decades ago.
MOM says employers must bear the full cost of newly-arriving workers' quarantine stay. Without victim protection, our policy-makers are whistling in the wind.
In 2018 and 2019, over 60% of all salary claims were filed by foreign employees. Even digging these basic figures out involved sleuthing. Many things still opaque.
This represents good improvement, but to be meaningful, more needs to be disclosed as to how this figure was arrived at and what monitoring system is in place.
Sumon's experience falling ill with dengue uncovers the ugly and callous side of Singapore's kafala system, trapping workers within employers' whim and spite.
A good video highlighting one of the critical issues in the exploitation of migrant workers -- recruitment costs This article adds more information surrounding it.