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Diluted Justice: Protection and redress for trafficked fishermen in Asia

October 21st, 2016|

A joint research by Dr Sallie Yea and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) reveals that trafficked fishermen face insurmountable barriers to access legal and economic justice and protection. These barriers are caused by the following factors: significant gaps in measures for victim identification, a lack of coordinated support for the

Extend subsidised Zika testing to foreign workers

September 6th, 2016|

Our press release made it into the Straits Times 7 September 2016 (imaged above) --- Statement for the media: Transient Workers Count Too urges the Ministry of Health to rethink the exclusion of subsidised testing for foreign workers who may be infected with the Zika virus. The Ministry announced yesterday

TWC2 urges stop work orders when haze PSI crosses 200

September 28th, 2015|

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) is gravely concerned that current bad haze conditions will affect the health of workers in many trades, e.g. construction, marine, sanitation, landscaping. TWC2 strongly urges the government to impose a mandatory Stop Work Order when 3-hour average PSI readings, issued hourly, exceed 200, or when

Direct Services Report for 2014

May 29th, 2015|

2014 marked Transient Workers Count Too's tenth year. It was also a year in which the number of meals served at The Cuff Road Project (our food programme for destitute migrant workers) since its launch in 2008 crossed the 500,000 mark. For the first time, we were regularly able to shelter

To solve salary non-payments, underlying factors must be addressed too

May 13th, 2015|

A typical day in TWC2's office. Foreground: six workers owed 4 months' pay, calculating their owed amounts including overtime. Rear: five workers from a different company waiting to consult with TWC2's social worker. They had come to Singapore with MOM's approval for a job, only to be told by

Straits Times forum: Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers

August 25th, 2014|

Further to the feature on poor accommodation for foreign workers in the Straits Times 19 August 2014 mentioned earlier in Cost implications of government policies crucial to question fo foreign worker accommodation, TWC2 vice-president Alex Au's letter to the Forum editor was published on Monday 25 August 2014: Salary non-payment

TWC2’s response to the COI Report on the Little India Riot

July 3rd, 2014|

Ambulance set ablaze. Photo: Straits Times Media Statement For immediate release, 3 July 2014  TWC2’s response to the COI Report on the Little India Riot TWC2 wishes to make three points in response to the Report on the Little India Riot issued 30 June 2014 by the Committee

Additional steps needed beyond making itemised pay slips mandatory

January 14th, 2014|

Media Statement For immediate release 14 January 2014 On 13 January 2014, the Ministry of Manpower issued a media statement "Tripartite Guidelines on Issuance of Itemised Payslips". Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have been highlighting for years the need to make itemised payslips mandatory, as an essential step in combating