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Higher water use: don’t blame maids

March 12th, 2020|

The Straits Times reported on a survey that found that households with maids use 20% more water than those without. On the face of it, it seems to put blame on domestic workers' behaviour when many other factors should be taken into account.

Show and tell in Berlin

March 11th, 2020|

Lei Yuan Bin's film shown at the Berlinale raises international awareness of the migrant worker situation in Singapore. We were there to take questions at five post-show Q&As

Cat, roaches and a whistleblower

December 2nd, 2019|

A Chinese worker showed us videos of the bakery where he was employed. We were mortified. He was determined to bring the matter to light. Thank goodness for his courage.

New Work Injury Compensation Act passed

September 4th, 2019|

A new Work Injury Compensation Act was passed in Parliament on 3 September 2019. TWC2 comments on some key statements reported in the media. To make the new law work, administrative and process weaknesses must also be addressed.

More of here, less of there: Increase in repeat workers and fat profits for the underground job broker in Singapore

May 27th, 2019|

In this research study, TWC2 found that about 80% of South Asian workers were "repeat workers", a huge change from a few years ago. We also found that about half of them used a Singapore-based job broker to find a job. Typically, these are foreign workers themselves, not licensed employment agents. It's illicit but profitable.