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Bridging the academic-NGO divide: Making research relevant to migrant workers and their front line supporters.
This is a speech given by Nicholas Harrigan, a member of TWC2’s research subcommittee, at the ‘Health of Migrants and Refugees Workshop’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 November 2017. This workshop was hosted by United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health. Attendees and speakers came from across South East Asia and included academics, civil society Continue Reading »
Written on November 19, 2017 at 11:27
Categories: Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings, News, Our Stand
Tags: Accident reporting, Advocacy, featured, MC & light duty, Society & socialisation, Survey & statistics
By Debbie Fordyce By the time injured workers with work injury compensation claims appear before TWC2, most have already engaged a law firm. Legal advice and assistance is unnecessary since the Work Injury Compensation process is a no fault process. So, why do so may engage lawyers, and why do so many stick with their Continue Reading »
In a landmark judgment released 1 November 2017, the High Court has ruled that the basic salary stated in the In-Principle Approval for a Work Permit (IPA) “would constitute prima facie evidence” of the correct basic salary rate, unless the employer can prove otherwise. The bar for proving otherwise was also set very high. This Continue Reading »
Written on November 10, 2017 at 00:15
Categories: Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, News Flash, Our Stand
Tags: ECT, featured, Labour court, Laws & regulations, MOM processes, Recruitment, Salary & deduction
In late June 2017, Channel NewsAsia asked Transient Workers Count Too for a commentary article with the suggested theme of “whether we think migrant workers are an integral part of Singapore society, following reports of how many have to head back given the slowing economy.” The article we submitted (in early July) is below. After we Continue Reading »
The law as to who is responsible for workers’ accommodation is a dustball of words. The exact meaning is fuzzy and can be squeezed every which way. In practice however, the words are largely rendered moot. Employers have their own requirements for where to place their workers. Construction employers will want all their workers to stay Continue Reading »
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