Many low-wage migrant workers fear that lodging any complaint with the authorities may lead to their being blacklisted. Is this real or imagined? Our intern investigates.
As is our tradition at TWC2, we marked International Migrants Day 2021 by adding cheer to workers' lives. Find out what we did.
Prosecutors dropped charges reportedly for lack of evidence. Yet Kirpal Singh was given a stern warning, which in many cases means the worker cannot work here again. Wouldn't this be unjust?
Boss and worker agreed to renew work permit, but renewal process got stuck. Another company laid claim to the worker; its IPA approved by the Manpower ministry.
Dulal did not want to work for the current employer anymore. He would find a new job. The employer's reaction was to shackle him. The manpower ministry provided the metaphorical shackle.
A worker who came to Singapore in September 2021 gives us details of the pre-departure and post-arrival quarantines he had to serve.
It began when a worker said a company had gotten a Work Permit for him, except that he did not apply for a job there.
MOM's "adjustment" of the no-consent period makes it contingent upon employers giving consent. Circular logic?
Migrant workers report being shouted and screamed at quite regularly. Occasionally, a worker has a recording of the abuse. Listen to the short audio.
Omar asked for a raise at Work Permit renewal. The employer refused. With the permit expiring, he thought he could use MOM's no-consent period to get a new job.