Since job scams arise from misrepresentation of the nature and terms of the job, a solution must lie in eliminating opportunities for deception. Workers must have direct access to employers' submissions and MOM's electronic records.
After months of stagnation, Johirul's case is finally moving again, but after nine long months, he's looking at getting less than a quarter of his owed salary.
TWC2 points out the risks to migrant workers in the time of Covid-19 that spring from housing conditions, transport and company policies.
Foreign workers entering Singapore must first get prior permission before commencing their journeys, then must serve 14-day stay-home period.
Day by day, how we helped a worker overcome fear of retribution and get his owed salary.
If even educated people from source countries know so little about Singapore, how can they be training workers for us?
At a conference session on upskilling, TWC2 saw the enormity of the challenge for Singapore as we try to raise productivity among migrant workers and fill our future care-giving needs.
The Straits Times reported on a survey that found that households with maids use 20% more water than those without. On the face of it, it seems to put blame on domestic workers' behaviour when many other factors should be taken into account.
Lei Yuan Bin's film shown at the Berlinale raises international awareness of the migrant worker situation in Singapore. We were there to take questions at five post-show Q&As
Although injured in an accident, Monzurul recalls happy times with his boss. We enquire why.
We got ready to serve a Writ of Seizure & Sale on an employer who was ignoring court orders to pay a worker her salary, but things happened so fast, we didn't know if we succeeded or not.