When an employee files a claim, the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management plays two roles. Is there a conflict of interest between the two roles?
We have kept hundreds of thousands of workers in captivity for nearly six months. This is inhuman. Numbers of Covid-19 cases don't justify this anymore.
We hoped to find out how workers navigated the procedure for going out on rest days. Instead we found that most weren't going anywhere.
With mediation meetings too difficult to organise, most cases were suspended. With the gradual lifting, there's some movement, but little prospect of happy outcomes.
Here's the first of our monthly summaries about Covid-19 related numbers and milestones, gleaned from media and government statements.
The minimum salary for S-Pass will be raised to $2,500 per month. That for Employment Pass to $4,500/month.
Injured workers who need to attend hospital follow-ups get caught in overly-strict rules about leaving their dorms for appointments. They might miss their doctor dates.
Covid-19 will continue to appear repeatedly. If each time we see a cluster, we shut down thousands of workers, the economic cost will be very great.
After long months of confinement, workers want to go home. But it is proving nearly as difficult as breaking out of jail. Reasons for policy remain unclear.
Head of Covid-19 Task Force Lawrence Wong says salaries should be paid. MOM says no need to pay.