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Covid-19: the risks from packing them in

April 3rd, 2020|

To keep costs down, we have created worker dormitories with very high density. It's a recipe for contagion. But if we have to lower the density quickly and move some men out, is there anything we can do?

Swindle, cheat and manipulate: so what can be done?

March 30th, 2020|

Since job scams arise from misrepresentation of the nature and terms of the job, a solution must lie in eliminating opportunities for deception. Workers must have direct access to employers' submissions and MOM's electronic records.

Push, pull and the runs of choice

October 24th, 2019|

Beneath the veneer of workers saying they come to Singapore to get better pay and a chance of a better life, are there other factors that influence the decision to migrate for work? How much volition is there?

What plagues migrant workers?

October 1st, 2019|

Dating from 2014, this featured article is a review of the inequalities inherent in the employer-employee relationship with respect to migrant workers in Singapore. Citing cases Meera Rajah came across while volunteering with TWC2, she shows how these imbalances manifest in workers' lived experiences.