Type of issue: interaction with medical practitioners

2 04, 2018

Exploitative law firms: systemic solutions needed from MOM

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00April 2nd, 2018|News, Our Stand|

In late March 2018, a short while after this article Two injured workers provide detailed accounts of a law firm's practices was published, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) asked for the names of the workers and law firms involved. Transient Workers Count Too declined to provide this information. As the details of that story indicated, the

26 03, 2018

Confidence-destroying interactions with doctors leave Shamim with little trust in compensation system

2019-08-30T16:31:06+08:00March 26th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

By Alston Ng, based on an interview in January 2018 In the midst of casual conversations with some usual faces at Alankar Restaurant, Hossen Mohammed Shamim, a 29-year-old Bangladeshi who has not worked for about a year and a half, interjects, “You want interview? Come, I give you interview, you help me.” Evidently not one

14 06, 2016

How we walked Muslem Motalb, with broken knee, home

2019-08-30T16:32:02+08:00June 14th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

Muslem Motalb will always remember Transient Workers Count Too fondly. "I [will] never forget TWC2," he told us in the days before he went home. "Many people in TWC2 help me so much." We'll tell the story here of what we did to help bring his case to a successful conclusion. It took almost a

12 03, 2016

Seeing rain clouds on a clear day

2019-08-30T16:32:03+08:00March 12th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Lucas Sim All through my hour with Masud (not his real name), I was expecting him to say something like 'my boss don't want me to see doctor',  or 'my boss don't want to pay for my treatment'. These are common complaints that volunteers like me hear from workers coming to Transient Workers Count