TWC2’s statements to the media

17 04, 2019

Call: Clarify law on filming domestic workers

2019-08-30T16:30:44+08:00April 17th, 2019|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Joint statement by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) issued 11 November 2015. Recently, the media has discussed the camera surveillance of domestic workers by employers.  Reports state (and our experience tells us) that this includes the use of

13 07, 2018

One million free meals served — a bittersweet moment for TWC2

2019-08-30T16:31:03+08:00July 13th, 2018|Articles, Happenings, News, Press Releases|

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu poses with TWC2's one million meals placard. Bittersweet - that's the exact sentiment here at TWC2 as we commemorate having served one million free meals to needy migrant workers. We give ourselves a pat on the back and celebrate this accomplishment. But we then hunker down

3 10, 2017

HOME and TWC2 submit joint report on the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 3rd, 2017|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have submitted a shadow report to the United Nations CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. Singapore acceded to CEDAW in 1995. Countries who are party to CEDAW commit themselves to developing policies and regulatory frameworks

29 06, 2017

Labour protection for the vulnerable: challenges and recommendations

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00June 29th, 2017|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Press Releases|

A new study released by Transient Workers Count Too on 29 June 2017 reveals challenges faced by low-wage migrant workers with unpaid salaries and workplace injuries in obtaining compensation and recourse. The study, conducted by researchers at the Singapore Management University (“SMU”) and Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”), reveals that significant numbers of workers face

21 10, 2016

Diluted Justice: Protection and redress for trafficked fishermen in Asia

2019-08-30T16:31:59+08:00October 21st, 2016|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Press Releases|

A joint research by Dr Sallie Yea and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) reveals that trafficked fishermen face insurmountable barriers to access legal and economic justice and protection. These barriers are caused by the following factors: significant gaps in measures for victim identification, a lack of coordinated support for the psycho-social needs and well-being of

6 09, 2016

Extend subsidised Zika testing to foreign workers

2019-08-30T16:32:00+08:00September 6th, 2016|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Our press release made it into the Straits Times 7 September 2016 (imaged above) --- Statement for the media: Transient Workers Count Too urges the Ministry of Health to rethink the exclusion of subsidised testing for foreign workers who may be infected with the Zika virus. The Ministry announced yesterday that Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

28 09, 2015

TWC2 urges stop work orders when haze PSI crosses 200

2019-08-30T16:32:24+08:00September 28th, 2015|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) is gravely concerned that current bad haze conditions will affect the health of workers in many trades, e.g. construction, marine, sanitation, landscaping. TWC2 strongly urges the government to impose a mandatory Stop Work Order when 3-hour average PSI readings, issued hourly, exceed 200, or when PM2.5 readings exceed 50 micrograms

11 06, 2015

The Right to Rest: The effectiveness of the ‘day off’ legislation for foreign domestic workers

2019-08-30T16:32:30+08:00June 11th, 2015|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Government legislation has helped improve foreign domestic workers’ access to compensation in lieu of a day off, but 59% of foreign domestic workers in Singapore still do not get a weekly day off. To mark International Domestic Workers’ Day (16 June 2015), Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) publishes a new report: ‘The Right to Rest: