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Covid is over, let’s extract money from migrant workers again, part 2
Border closures during Covid-19 disrupted the supply-demand equation for migrant workers. A year after borders re-opened, we speak with three re-migrating workers: how much did you pay to get your jobs?
Covid is over, let’s extract money from migrant workers again, part 1
Border closures during Covid-19 disrupted the supply-demand equation for migrant workers. A year after borders re-opened, we speak with three first-time workers: how much did you pay to get your jobs?
A domestic worker called for help. Soon after, her phone connection fell silent and we feared the worst. But where was she? How to locate her?
Injury compensation – how did $57,000 become $11,000?
A worker heard from his employer that his injury compensation would be $11,520. He would later discover that the insurance company offered five times more.
Shouldn’t workers in industrial trades have a fair grasp of English?
Singapore wants to raise productivity, go digital and integrate migrant workers better. What if they don't speak a word of English?
Contract substitution still happening in 2023
In recent weeks, TWC2 came across two workers with contracts they felt compelled to sign after they had begun working in their companies. They felt volated by the unfair terms imposed on them.
After 22 years in Singapore, a career ends
Selvakumar has spent almost all his working life in Singapore. Does he feel much better off now than when he first came?
Two generations of migrant workers
Two sons tell us what their fathers' basic wages were when the latter were working in Singapore. An older worker tells us what his starting salary was over twenty years ago, and what his current salary is today.
No greater satisfaction than a trembling hand
Chen Le was determined to clear his name. But what about that gaping wound? Follow this worker as he goes from one agency to another.
How an employer used the ministry’s flat-footedness to abuse Farhad of his right
Farhad did not agree to renewal of his permit after 3 years in the company. Under the regulations, he had a right to look for another company. but this right was effectively denied him.