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Flung from one holding cell to another

August 1st, 2022|

No clear answer could be obtained whether a worker was eligible to work in Singapore again. MOM said Yes, but ICA quietly marked him as a No. What then happened?

The long lockdown, part 6: Stopping distance

July 25th, 2022|

On 24 June 2022, MOM retired the Exit Pass system and workers could go out freely. And still workers were calling TWC2 saying they were confined. What does this say about policy effectiveness?

The long lockdown, part 5: Hear the silence

July 22nd, 2022|

Months into 2022, Special Pass holders remained stuck in dorms even as more and more Work Permit holders were allowed to go out. What about getting the press to highlight this injustice?

The long lockdown, part 1: Timeline

July 8th, 2022|

Over 300,000 migrant workers were locked down in their dormitories in April 2020. They would not be allowed to go out for leisure until 17 months later, when a tiny trickle were allowed out.

Sinkholes on the road home

April 10th, 2022|

The permanent night shift made Zhong literally ill, but the employer would not allow a shift change. So he resigned, but going home was one problem after another.