TWC2’s statements to the media

4 03, 2013

Two anniversaries in March 2013

2019-08-30T16:34:55+08:00March 4th, 2013|News, Press Releases|

For immediate release Two anniversaries are taking place in March 2013: On 9th March, it will be ten years since the launch of The Working Committee Two at a forum in the courtyard of the old National Library building. It was from this ad-hoc group that Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) emerged, becoming a society

29 11, 2012

On the labour dispute between SMRT and its drivers from China

2019-08-30T16:35:21+08:00November 29th, 2012|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Press Release 29 November 2012 情网下翻阅 Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) notes with concern statements issued by some stakeholders since the SMRT labour dispute on 26 November 2012. Until key facts have been established by the police and full accounts from both employer and workers given a chance to be heard, TWC2 calls upon the

31 07, 2012

Update on donations to Bugis MRT accident victims – $66,332 as at 30 July 2012

2019-08-30T16:36:00+08:00July 31st, 2012|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Transient Workers Count Too Media Release 31 July 2012 For immediate release Update on donations to Bugis MRT accident victims As at 4 pm on Monday, 30 July 2012, the donations actually in hand totalled $66,332. There are some additional cheques, SgGives and Paypal transactions still being cleared or in electronic transit, and a few

28 03, 2012

Raising productivity needs direct intervention; lengthening maximum employment period too indirect

2019-08-30T16:36:04+08:00March 28th, 2012|News, Press Releases|

The Ministry of Manpower’s extension of the maximum period of employment of work permit holders from six to ten years is a move in the right direction (See http://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/Pages/PressReleasesDetail.aspx?listid=415). Like the ministry, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) believes that improving the skill levels and productivity of foreign workers should be a key aim. This move,

12 03, 2012

TWC2 glad that Tanjong Pagar MP has raised issue of abandoned injured workers

2019-08-30T16:36:05+08:00March 12th, 2012|News, Press Releases|

Transient Workers Count Too Monday, March 12, 2012 Media Release For immediate release TWC2 glad that Tanjong Pagar MP has raised issue of abandoned injured workers; invites reporters to 4th anniversary of our free meals programme The issue that Ms Indranee Rajah (PAP Tanjong Pagar) brought up in parliament, in relation to injured foreign workers

5 03, 2012

Government making weekly rest day mandatory for foreign domestic workers a progressive move

2019-08-30T16:36:21+08:00March 5th, 2012|News, Press Releases|

Transient Workers Count Too Monday, 5 March 2012 Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Manpower requiring a weekly rest day for foreign domestic workers (FDW). TWC2 has been advocating this ever since we started in 2003 and is pleased that this significant move forward is now being taken. Over

10 02, 2012

MOM needs to be more proactive than reactive over salary complaints by foreign workers

2019-08-30T16:36:21+08:00February 10th, 2012|News, Press Releases|

Statement to the media by Transient Workers Count Too 8 February 2012 For immediate release The recently reported strike by about 200 foreign workers at a worksite in Tampines over unpaid salaries once again highlights the inadequacy of existing systems for preventing such exploitation of labour by employers. (Straits Times, 7 Feb 2012, Wage dispute

13 01, 2012

HDB construction workers to rise from 18,000 to 45,000, so will worker problems

2019-08-30T16:36:23+08:00January 13th, 2012|News, Press Releases|

Media Release 13 January 2012 For immediate release Minister for National Development Mr Khaw Boon Wan told Parliament, in response to a question from a member of parliament on 9 December 2012, that with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) accelerating its building programme, the number of construction workers involved in HDB projects is expected

17 12, 2011

In commemoration of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2011

2019-08-30T16:36:24+08:00December 17th, 2011|News, Press Releases|

Message to mark International Migrants' Day, 2011 by Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) Migrants on temporary work permits have long been the backbone of Singapore's economy. Today, there are 870,000 migrant workers in Singapore comprising two in seven workers in the Singapore workforce. These workers keep our houses clean, take care of our families, sweep

15 12, 2011

SIP should include empowering domestic workers with knowledge of their rights

2019-08-30T16:36:24+08:00December 15th, 2011|News, Press Releases|

December 15, 2011 For immediate release TWC2 welcomes a new policy announced by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on 4 December 2011 to replace the compulsory English written test for newly arrived migrant domestic workers with a mandatory three-day settling in programme (SIP). However, we call for MOM to ensure that the dignity and rights