Type of issue: medical leave and light duty

20 12, 2017

Experienced plumber lost, who cares about productivity?

2019-08-30T16:31:08+08:00December 20th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

FOREWORD: For years, Transient Workers Count Too has been speaking out against the revolving door practices behind Singapore's foreign labour. At the slightest unhappiness, employers are quick to send workers home and recruit fresh new faces. Why do they do this? Because they can. Singapore law gives employers total discretion when to terminate employees, there's

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

15 03, 2017

“Money coming”, but no one told Hossain

2019-08-30T16:31:34+08:00March 15th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

https://youtu.be/sJgiTBRV_tM Text by Jean Law, video by Jonathan Ang Hossain Monir believes that compensation for his permanent injury was paid out three months ago, but not to him. He is mistaken, but he is not totally wrong either. Indeed, a compensation sum had been offered to him, but he wasn't informed. His case shows how

12 09, 2016

The name of the devil is process: how regulatory process creates and sustains the disempowerment and injustices faced by migrant labour

2019-08-30T16:32:00+08:00September 12th, 2016|Articles, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

For a few years now, Transient Workers Count Too has been asked to give a talk to journalists gathered at the annual Asia Journalism Fellowship. The following videos are adapted from the talk that Alex Au gave on 8 September 2016.  There were about 20 journalists in TWC2's Dayspace, from various Asian countries, Pakistan to

14 03, 2016

26 stitches in his hand, 2 days medical leave

2019-08-30T16:32:03+08:00March 14th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Richard S Getting off at Farrer Park station, I pass railing after railing of discount clothes, sunglasses, and mobile phone accessories. This is an area catering to the migrant workers of southern India and Bangladesh. The food here is authentic, delicious, and served with staggeringly large portions of rice. TWC2 is operating from the