Type of issue: delay in reporting accidents & attempts to cover up an accident

5 03, 2019

Why do injured workers flee company housing and do they feel safe enough to return?

2019-08-30T16:30:44+08:00March 5th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

By Liang Lei, based on interviews conducted in Feb 2019 Home – a personal space. A fleeting sliver of timeless refuge after a long day of work. A safe haven. Does this hold true for foreign workers who have suffered work-related injuries? According to Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM), employers are obliged to guarantee proper

12 11, 2018

Ministries of Health and Manpower issue circular re medical leave. Again.

2019-09-09T11:11:43+08:00November 12th, 2018|News, News Flash|

On 17 September 2018, the Ministries of Health and Manpower jointly issued a circular to doctors reminding them to abide by guidelines laid out by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) with reference to medical leave. The relevant guidelines cited were the 2016 Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (ECEG): Guideline B4(4) - Medical Certificates. The full circular

15 05, 2018

MOM says Singapore’s workplace injury reporting criteria are “aligned to international practices”

2019-08-30T16:31:04+08:00May 15th, 2018|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, News Flash, Our Stand|

Member of Parliament Louis Ng put in an oral question for oral answer on 19 February 2018, on the topic of injury reporting. Sam Tan, the Minister of State for Manpower replied on behalf of the minister. Nominated Member of Parliament K Thanaletchimi also contributed a supplementary question during the debate. See too TWC2's comment

15 05, 2018

Do MOM’s injury statistics hide more than they reveal?

2019-08-30T16:31:04+08:00May 15th, 2018|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

A TWC2 research volunteer recently unearthed some interesting statistics regarding workplace injuries in the construction industry. Compared to other industrialised nations, the ratio of construction injury to overall injury rate and the ratio of construction injuries to fatalities is relatively low in Singapore. In the construction sector, the ratio of injuries to fatalities was 82:1 for Singapore in 2015. This

2 04, 2018

Exploitative law firms: systemic solutions needed from MOM

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00April 2nd, 2018|News, Our Stand|

In late March 2018, a short while after this article Two injured workers provide detailed accounts of a law firm's practices was published, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) asked for the names of the workers and law firms involved. Transient Workers Count Too declined to provide this information. As the details of that story indicated, the

19 11, 2017

Bridging the academic-NGO divide: Making research relevant to migrant workers and their front line supporters.

2019-08-30T16:31:09+08:00November 19th, 2017|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

Bick Harriagn (extreme right) moderating a panel discussion at another event 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