Following a detailed documentation of John Peter Ayyavu's salary claim saga, our comments about the weaknesses revealed in Singapore's salary claim system.
A summary of the webinar we held on 3 June 2021. Includes a full video recording of the 90-minute event.
What do the law and guidelines say about wrongful dismissal? Does the operational process breathe life into the law and guidelines, or smother them?
One week after starting work, Monoar was presented with a demand for a two-year bond and salary deduction. He refused to agree. He was then fired.
Ali Mohammed lost his salary case at the Employment Claims Tribunal. His case was never going to be easy, but we still wonder if the court could have been more thorough.
What was Sajalal's salary? He couldn't be sure. We ask him to give us a history and it shines a light on some widespread employer practices.
For the upcoming Universal Periodic Review in 2021, our shadow report highlights several human rights shortcomings in Singapore affecting migrant workers here.
During the job interview, the boss described his company as a large main contractor. Then why did Nurunobi get work on only 9 days out of the first 24?
Salim arrived in Singapore with an IPA letter saying the job would pay him $950 per month. Within 36 hours, his boss told him the salary would be around $520 a month. Take it or leave it.
Part 3: Getting around IPAs in salary disputes Part 2 of this series described the uneven way in which the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) officers and the ministry’s Labour Court [footnote 1] handled salary claims. Sometimes, the In-Principle Approval letter ("IPA") [footnote 2] was admitted as the basis for adjudicating claims. When that happened, employers