Type of issue: interaction with medical practitioners

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

16 11, 2015

In a soft voice, a tale of $10,000

2019-08-30T16:32:22+08:00November 16th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

By Jas Talukder Joynal approaches me hesitantly, yet he does not strike me as a man of low self-esteem. Clad in a brightly coloured checkered shirt, with a good trendy fit, he definitely cares about his appearance. His face is one that has not yet been marked with the hardships of life and I am a little

18 09, 2015

Injured workers hit face-on with doctor and housing issues

2019-08-30T16:32:25+08:00September 18th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

Medical treatment and housing -- two issues that workers, after an injury, find themselves grappling with. They shouldn't have to, and it is troubling to any outside observer that soon after an injury, perhaps still in pain with mobility difficulties, anyone should find himself with these additional complications. For a little insight as to how and why these