Type of issue: weekly day off

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

6 07, 2014

Nights are for crying

2019-08-30T16:33:29+08:00July 6th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

By Nissa Mai Asty attributes her improved quality of life to the new weekly day off law, which has opened up opportunities for her to develop valuable skills and connect with other Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore. But for the first six years of her employment here, she had no regular days off, nobody to

29 04, 2014

Inspectors coming, so crew moved elsewhere

2019-08-30T16:33:32+08:00April 29th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

Your writer asks Deepak (not his real name) how much overtime he worked, and gets a long-winded response that doesn't quite answer the question. Instead Deepak describes how he has to work two, three or four Sundays a month, sometimes at the main project site in Loyang, other times at a site in the Novena

15 12, 2013

Talk at European Union Human Rights Day seminar

2019-08-30T16:34:12+08:00December 15th, 2013|Articles, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

Below is the short talk TWC2 vice-president Alex Au (above, 2nd from left) gave at the Human Rights Day seminar organised by the Delegation of the European Union delegation to Singapore, 10 December 2013. The theme of the seminar was 'Contemporary perspectives on economic & social rights'. --- In the matter of employment, we would