Ziaur and Miah work for a furniture manufacturer. Plush sofas, polished wood and the glint of brass surround them. What's there not to like?
A worker needed surgery but his employer would not pay for it despite having medical insurance. TWC2 got it done but before he could fully recover, more hurdles....
Our laws invest employers with a lot of power over foreign workers. But laws also give workers rights, Bosses can be so intoxicated with power, they get carried away.
Exploitation of workers is not a result of ignorance on their part. When even experienced workers are unable to control their fate, there's something wrong with the system.
Kumar speaks English fluently and he, of all people, should be able to interact with MOM directly over his injury claim, but he still engages a lawyer. Why?
"Who do you think profitted from the $5,000 you paid to get the job?" we ask Abjal. He's pretty sure the boss got half of it. The other half?
What's it like to arrive in Singapore, take your first meal here and be confronted with a crowded dorm? Jan Shak Mohabbat recounts his first memories here.
Many young men in Bangladesh dream of coming to Singapore. We ask Masud what were his impressions when he first came.
Volunteer Nicole asks migrant worker Sadek to tally up how much he paid to secure this third job in Singapore. He also mentions who profitted.
Ten years of loyal service counted for nothing when Arsad got injured. The law that requires employers to support injured workers doesn't mean much either.