Type of issue: meals

13 07, 2018

One million free meals served — a bittersweet moment for TWC2

2019-08-30T16:31:03+08:00July 13th, 2018|Articles, Happenings, News, Press Releases|

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu poses with TWC2's one million meals placard. Bittersweet - that's the exact sentiment here at TWC2 as we commemorate having served one million free meals to needy migrant workers. We give ourselves a pat on the back and celebrate this accomplishment. But we then hunker down

7 05, 2018

The cook and the consumer

2019-08-30T16:31:05+08:00May 7th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

By Aaron Chua, based on interviews conducted in March 2018 At Transient Workers Count Too, we are mostly dealing with cases of salary and injury problems, but what do the day-to-day affairs of an average migrant worker look like? We got a glimpse of how their meals were managed when we recently interviewed a couple

23 03, 2018

Two injured workers provide detailed accounts of a law firm’s practices

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00March 23rd, 2018|Articles, Stories|

This is a long record (approximately 2,800 words) of what two foreign workers told TWC2 about their experiences with the same law firm. They had engaged the law firm following worksite accidents, but were soon unhappy with the relationship. Both workers either experienced or heard that representatives of the law firm made unsolicited and unwelcome contact

21 03, 2018

Majority of Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore “did not get enough to eat”, says researcher

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00March 21st, 2018|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

"The majority of respondents did not get enough to eat, regularly ate a limited variety of food, and often went to bed hungry in employers’ homes," reported Charlene Mohammed in her research paper publicly available  at the University of Victoria website.  The researcher is with the university's Department of Anthropology, and conducted her study in

9 01, 2018

No hook for safety harness. Go up anyway, orders supervisor

2019-08-30T16:31:08+08:00January 9th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

By Jiang Zhi Feng, based on an interview in November 2017 “Fall down how?” a concerned Miah asked his company’s supervisor about precariousness of mending a pipe two metres above ground without a safety hook. His supervisor replied, “Nothing one. No problem. Can do,” directing him to carry out orders. On 22 September 2017, Miah

4 11, 2017

When being unreasonable pays off

2019-08-30T16:31:09+08:00November 4th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Jiang Zhi Feng, based on an interview in October 2017 After Rana Masum approached a lawyer to lodge an injury compensation claim, he found his Work Permit cancelled by his employer. Not long after, his boss wanted him to move out of his current dormitory, Westlite Dormitory at Toh Guan in Jurong East and

1 09, 2017

Research forum report, July 2017

2019-08-30T16:31:31+08:00September 1st, 2017|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings|

By Regina Ng and Emily Sugerman TWC2’s July 2017 research forum focused on the impact of migration on children in Indonesian households as well as health meanings for foreign domestic workers. Migrating out of poverty? Khoo Choon Yen’s presentation focused on understanding reasons behind children of migrant parents choosing not to continue with (higher) education,

3 05, 2017

No work, no money, no food

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00May 3rd, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Bill Poorman “No work.” Those were the worst possible words that Masud could have heard. Like all foreign workers, he had come to Singapore to put in long hours and make a better life. In Singapore, he could earn a higher income than in his home country of Bangladesh. But when he arrived here in September of