With mediation meetings too difficult to organise, most cases were suspended. With the gradual lifting, there's some movement, but little prospect of happy outcomes.
Selim and Kibria, not paid for their previous jobs, are looking for new ones. They talk about inescapable demands for money from agents, supervisors and bosses.
With what looks like a policy change, worker's access to the Employment Claims Tribunal now appears to be seriously impeded by costs and uncertainty of process.
MOM adopts an idea put forward by TWC2 three years ago to ensure a more level playing field for workers with salary claims and uncooperative employers
TWC2 submitted a report to the UN on the ways in which digital technology has affected the rights and social protection of migrant workers
The kindest route to take in helping men with virtually no hope of recovering unpaid salaries may be to just give them some money and move on. But the argument can be made that this does not serve the public interest. Weigh the pros and cons.
The employer signed Settlement Agreements with 2 employees to pay their salary arrears, and the two men think all will be well. Problem solved.
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?
Two Bangladeshi workers tell us about waiting. Waiting to get overtime wages, waiting to get claims settled through MOM. But waiting is not painless.
Having signed and thumbprinted his salary payment vouchers, Senthilkumar faced an uphill task proving his claim
Senthilkumar's salary claim didn't end well for him. It went all the way to the Employment Claims Tribunal which found against him on 1 March 2019. In a nutshell, his claim was that the payment vouchers he was asked to sign (and add his thumbprint to) had amounts that didn't match the cash