Here's the third (possibly last) of our monthly summaries about Covid-19 related numbers and milestones, gleaned from media and government statements.
For the upcoming Universal Periodic Review in 2021, our shadow report highlights several human rights shortcomings in Singapore affecting migrant workers here.
Despite the Employment Claims Tribunal finding hundreds of employers liable for salary non-ayment, only a handful of compay directors are convicted.
Rana needed a small medical procedure to remove a wire implant that has outlived its usefulness. Bureaucracy and faulty government policy stood in the way.
Qatar's minimum wage, Wage Protection System, dispute resolution and its Workers' Support and Insurance Fund. Not perfect, but far ahead of Singapore.
In a historic move, Qatar abolished its kafala system in August 2020. Workers can now change jobs without having to get permission from current employers.
Here's the second of our monthly summaries about Covid-19 related numbers and milestones, gleaned from media and government statements.
In the interest of justice, migrant workers should not be repatriated until their claims are fully heard and settled. Singapore promised this at the UN.
We have kept hundreds of thousands of workers in captivity for nearly six months. This is inhuman. Numbers of Covid-19 cases don't justify this anymore.
We hoped to find out how workers navigated the procedure for going out on rest days. Instead we found that most weren't going anywhere.