Type of issue: accommodation

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

17 10, 2017

When an employer says a worker has ‘run away’, what really happened? Sumon’s story

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 17th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

Sumon speaking with the volunteer writer By Liang Lei, based on an interview in August 2017 Sometimes, when it comes to foreign workers, it is both worrying and terrifying to realize just how much they are at the mercy of the employers, in an environment of lax enforcement and subdued consequences. Drastic measures

5 10, 2017

TWC2 joins two shadow reports on CEDAW

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 5th, 2017|News, Our Stand|

Transient Workers Count Too joined with 12 other NGOs in Singapore to submit a joint shadow report to the United Nations Committee on Cedaw (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) for the upcoming periodic review of Singapore. The joint report highlights a number of issues pertaining to foreign domestic workers

2 10, 2017

Siddik and Rafique’s lives frozen as Freezeland Aircon & Electrical folds

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 2nd, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Jonah Foong, based on interviews in July 2017 In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the fictional land of Oceania is ruled by Big Brother, a man of ‘about forty-five’ with a ‘heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features’. While his face is plastered on hoardings, he is never seen in the flesh, and his

1 09, 2017

Wage theft as it happens

2019-08-30T16:31:31+08:00September 1st, 2017|Articles, Stories|

There are many stories on this website about employers arbitrarily reducing migrant workers' salaries soon after the latter have started on their jobs. Employers and their agents promise certain terms of employment while the worker is still in his home country, but once the worker has arrived in Singapore, salaries are lowered and deductions increased. Sometimes, the