Here's a close look at a bank loan a worker took out and the burden of repayments. Someone other than the worker is the main beneficiary of his labours.
For wrongfully confining 3 migrant workers, a general manager was fined $9,000. The penalty under the law could have included imprisonment.
As Singapore's economy revved up after the lockdown, more workers died. Five were killed in the last two weeks alone.
The long-term effects of Covd-19 can be nasty. Two healthy foreign workers who didn't even know they had Covid-19 are reduced to invalids overnight.
Migrant workers do all kinds of jobs that SIngaporeans wouldn't want to do, such as working in a cemetery as a grave digger. Meet Bulbul, who loved it.
Here's the third (possibly last) of our monthly summaries about Covid-19 related numbers and milestones, gleaned from media and government statements.
For the upcoming Universal Periodic Review in 2021, our shadow report highlights several human rights shortcomings in Singapore affecting migrant workers here.
Despite the Employment Claims Tribunal finding hundreds of employers liable for salary non-ayment, only a handful of compay directors are convicted.
Rana needed a small medical procedure to remove a wire implant that has outlived its usefulness. Bureaucracy and faulty government policy stood in the way.
Hasan paid over $15,000 for his first job in Singapore, which didn't materialise. After 4 months in limbo, he approached us. A case study of the social work we do.