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47% of dormitory residents had Covid-19
Nearly half of dorm-based migrant workers had Covid-19, going by newly released figures. It's nearly herd immunity, yet they're still going to remain locked up.
Five workplace fatalities in two weeks — just the tip of the iceberg
As Singapore's economy revved up after the lockdown, more workers died. Five were killed in the last two weeks alone.
World’s largest glove maker to repay migrant workers for their recruitment fees
Banned from selling to the US, Top Glove has to compensate its migrant workers, losing half of 2019 after-tax profit as a result.
Six percent reduction of Work Permit holders in first half 2020
There's an across-the-board fall in the number of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore through the first six months of 2020. Even domestic workers.
Does one minister even know what another minister is doing?
Head of Covid-19 Task Force Lawrence Wong says salaries should be paid. MOM says no need to pay.
Five questions from reporters
Recently, journalists doing follow-up stories about Covid-19 have been reaching us with similar questions. For convenience, we will put our responses here.
Letter in the press: Moving migrant workers offshore would be a step backwards
An engineer floated the concept of building mega-dormitories over the sea, each with a "small-town centre", to minimise migrant workers' entry into our downtown and Singaporean spaces. What do we say to that?
Dorm residents now make up 94% of new Covid-19 cases
News flash: Between 16 and 22 April, nearly 94% of new Covid-19 infections were reported from worker dormitories. S11 in Punggol is by far the largest cluster.
Straits Times Forum: Employers’ practices leave foreign workers vulnerable to infection
TWC2 points out the risks to migrant workers in the time of Covid-19 that spring from housing conditions, transport and company policies.
Higher water use: don’t blame maids
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.