Origin of worker: Philippines

31 10, 2016

The price of a job

2019-08-30T16:31:59+08:00October 31st, 2016|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Our Stand|

TWC2's latest research takes a detailed look at recruitment costs borne by female domestic workers in Singapore. Based on a survey of 232 workers conducted in early 2016, the study reveals how much they paid, to whom, and how many months' of salary deductions these payments represented. It also gathered their opinions as to

16 06, 2015

TWC2 celebrates International Domestic Workers’ Day

2019-08-30T16:32:29+08:00June 16th, 2015|Articles, Happenings|

The ballroom at the Fort Canning Lodge was filled with excitement as 150 domestic workers filed in to take their seats around the fifteen big round dining tables. The workers wasted no time and started to pose for photographs with the decorations and backdrop for the event as pop music blared in the background. This

6 03, 2015

Employer reunites family for the holidays

2019-08-30T16:32:53+08:00March 6th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

By Jacintha Gopal Amy (not her real name) hadn’t been home for Christmas for seven years. The mother of two boys, aged 13 and 10 years, is a domestic worker from the Philippines working for an expatriate family living in Singapore. Having lived apart from her husband and children since 2007, Amy told me that

17 07, 2014

Get to the bottom of unfair maid placement fees

2019-08-30T16:33:29+08:00July 17th, 2014|News, Our Stand|

This letter by TWC2 immediate past president John Gee was published in the Straits Times on 14 July 2014: ---- Get to the bottom of unfair maid placement fees The imposition of considerable placement costs on domestic workers by many employment agencies has, regrettably, been a common practice since 1998 ("Any breach of maids' fee

5 12, 2013

Sri Lankan and Filipino construction workers coming soon

2019-08-30T16:34:14+08:00December 5th, 2013|News, News Flash|

The Straits Times reported, 22 August 2013, that Singapore is looking to Sri Lanka and the Philippines as regular sources of construction workers. "The first 20 Sri Lankan construction workers who were trained at a Building and Construction Authority (BCA) approved training centre in Colombo will arrive in Singapore next Friday, bringing some relief to