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Frequently asked questions — our views on the riot in Little India

December 10th, 2013|

We will inundated with press enquiries on Monday, 9 December 2013, following the small riot in Little India the night before. Many reporters asked similar questions. Below are the more common ones and your responses. ---- Q: To what extent can or should the incident be read as indicative of

Media statement on rioting in Little India

December 10th, 2013|

For immediate release 9 December 2013 TWC2 is saddened and disturbed by the rioting in Little India last night. We do not condone senseless acts of violence and would like to see those responsible apprehended and put to justice. We are also concerned about the vitriol and xenophobia online against

Epileptic fits after head injury, but no money for medication

June 21st, 2013|

"He needs to be around somebody at all hours," says Debbie Fordyce, co-ordinator of TWC2's Cuff Road Project. "The epileptic fit can come at any time, and someone needs to catch him to make sure he doesn't fall and hurt himself." Fortunately, TWC2 has hundreds of workers on our register

New exco for 2013 to 2015

March 26th, 2013|

New TWC2 Executive Committee At the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 24 March 2013, the following were elected un-opposed to the nine-member Executive Committee: President: Russell Heng Hiang Khng Vice President: Alex Au Waipang Secretary: Bashir Basalamah Treasurer: Noorashikin Abdul Rahman The other 5 members of the committee are: Deborah

Two anniversaries in March 2013

March 4th, 2013|

For immediate release Two anniversaries are taking place in March 2013: On 9th March, it will be ten years since the launch of The Working Committee Two at a forum in the courtyard of the old National Library building. It was from this ad-hoc group that Transient Workers Count Too

On the labour dispute between SMRT and its drivers from China

November 29th, 2012|

Press Release 29 November 2012 情网下翻阅 Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) notes with concern statements issued by some stakeholders since the SMRT labour dispute on 26 November 2012. Until key facts have been established by the police and full accounts from both employer and workers given a chance to be

Raising productivity needs direct intervention; lengthening maximum employment period too indirect

March 28th, 2012|

The Ministry of Manpower’s extension of the maximum period of employment of work permit holders from six to ten years is a move in the right direction (See http://www.mom.gov.sg/newsroom/Pages/PressReleasesDetail.aspx?listid=415). Like the ministry, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) believes that improving the skill levels and productivity of foreign workers should be