TWC2 is seeking collaborators to help us undertake research on Singapore’s Labour Court system at the Ministry of Manpower, specifically procedures and practices relating to the salary and injury claims of migrant workers. Research will include a review of legislation and legislative history governing salary and injury claims in Labour Court and an overview of implementation in practice, with the goals of:

  • creating a practical guide for workers to improve their understanding of the process; and
  • identifying recommendations for improvements to the Ministry of Manpower to better serve the needs of workers.

Areas of focus include the outcome of recent cases for migrant workers and practical obstacles to success, such as the production of evidence, burden of proof, methodology of investigations, time and expense of resolution, and the appearance and effectiveness of representatives and lawyers on behalf of migrant workers in Labour Court. If time permits, the project will also include research into comparable rules and practices in other jurisdictions in order to identify best practices.

The project is supported by a research grant of $10,000 and is expected to be completed by October 2016.

Proposals with budgets are due by Monday 30 November 2015.

For further information, please contact project managers Tamera Fillinger and Pat Meyer through email at [email protected]. Please title your email “Labour court research project” for easier direction.