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.
Here's the first of our monthly summaries about Covid-19 related numbers and milestones, gleaned from media and government statements.
The minimum salary for S-Pass will be raised to $2,500 per month. That for Employment Pass to $4,500/month.
Covid-19 will continue to appear repeatedly. If each time we see a cluster, we shut down thousands of workers, the economic cost will be very great.
Head of Covid-19 Task Force Lawrence Wong says salaries should be paid. MOM says no need to pay.
We ask five migrant workers to respond on video to the theme of Singapore's National Day.
MOM now says it is not their intent to give employers unfettered power over workers' movements. But why say this over social media? Why not simply correct badly drafted law?
Recently, journalists doing follow-up stories about Covid-19 have been reaching us with similar questions. For convenience, we will put our responses here.
Wkith Covid-19 restrictions continuing, foreign worker levy waivers are further extended, as are rebates. But only for certain sectors and types of employees.
The general community is "saved" from Covid-19 only because migrant workers are made to pay the price for us: severe confinement, never mind mental wellbeing and medical complications.