4 09, 2019

Happily wed, unhappily stranded

2019-08-31T14:28:46+08:00September 4th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

Roy Mithu suffered four months of salary non-payment. He reckons the employer owes him $11,000. But as he tells our volunteer writer, the expected recovery amount gets whittled down for one reason or another. Will he be going home with any money at all?

8 04, 2019

Rights don’t mean squat without accessible avenues of redress

2019-08-30T16:30:44+08:00April 8th, 2019|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Stories|

The photo is of an illuminated billboard along Bukit Batok West Avenue 3. It seeks to inform workers of their employment rights, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) the Central Provident Fund and TAFEP (Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices). The smaller words in the poster say: Get paid for

20 02, 2019

Rahman and employer agree to settle salary claim… then nothing happens

2019-08-30T16:30:45+08:00February 20th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

By Grace Chua, based on an interview in August 2018 It has been three months since Rahman Mostafizur filed a salary claim with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Having started work in March 2017, he was dismayed to note that his salary was unilaterally reduced throughout the fourteen months of employment. Before joining Kah Development

15 12, 2018

In-Principle Approval: uses and abuses 2011 – 2018, part 4

2019-08-30T16:30:45+08:00December 15th, 2018|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Stories|

Part 4: MOM begins at last to respond to changing circumstances In Part 2 of this series, we described how workers with salary claims often pointed to the stated salaries in their In-Princple Approvals for Work permits ("IPA") [footnote 1] as the basis for their claims. However, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") itself took the

27 07, 2018

MOM jealously guards their non-transparency, yet slams us for not knowing why they do what they do

2019-08-30T16:31:03+08:00July 27th, 2018|News, Our Stand|

On 20 July 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) posted a note on Facebook (Link) saying they wished to refute two claims that we made in the article Jaynal lost hs case at ECT; was the tribunal’s decision sound? which can be found at this link. This is our response to MOM’s statement ("refutations") First of