Type of issue: accommodation

18 08, 2018

Sorowar goes home with new $35,000 ‘helmet’

2019-08-30T16:31:02+08:00August 18th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

Before going home on 18 July 2018, Paik Sorowar went around to thank every volunteer and staff member of TWC2 who had helped him in any way big or small. He may see Transient Workers Count Too as the ones who gave him a brand new skull implant, but it's really the Lighthouse Club Singapore

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

14 03, 2018

Eager to go home after 15 jobless months

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00March 14th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

By Aaron Chua, based on an interview in December 2017 Just look at this!”, Alex exclaims, holding up one of the meal cards that are issued by TWC2 to workers in need. The surprise: The date of injury — 20 September 2016. It has been 15 months since. The card belongs to Hossain Muhammad Arif,

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