Covid-19 is not the only easily transmissible disease around. There's another and it's been killing more people for years. Yet, we didn't lock up our workers.
Far from justifying continued confinement of migrant workers in dorms, the cluster in Westlite Juniper shows how hollow the argument for confinement is.
MOM gave this figure in a parliamentary reply. It's only a topline number. Look beneath it and it's a scene of buzzing flies.
A TWC2 volunteer went for a walk and came across a six-metre high hoarding. What is the ugliness that it is trying to hide from our view?
Two maid abuse cases together throw a spotlight on an underlying issue: the difficulty migrant workers face when trying to get out of unhappy jobs.
Multiple measures to try to deal with abusive confinement of maids. How well will they work? Are there better, less-costly solutions?
Suresh overstayed. He was caught and went to jail for about a week. After release, he was left in limbo in Singapore for another year and a half.
MOM plans 9 medical centres across Singapore geared to serving migrant workers, Making provision is good, but if employers stymie demand, healthcare goals may be elusive.
Exploitation of workers is not a result of ignorance on their part. When even experienced workers are unable to control their fate, there's something wrong with the system.
A summary of the webinar we held on 3 June 2021. Includes a full video recording of the 90-minute event.