TWC2’s statements to the media

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:

23 04, 2015

TWC2 partners with Ogilvy & Mather to call on employers to give domestic workers their due day off

2019-08-30T16:32:32+08:00April 23rd, 2015|Articles, Happenings, News, Press Releases|

  Press Release 23 April 2015 In the run up to International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day, on May 1, TWC2 has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) to launch a campaign urging employers to grant a weekly day off to their domestic workers.  As part of the campaign, O&M has created a short film

25 08, 2014

Straits Times forum: Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers

2019-08-30T16:33:05+08:00August 25th, 2014|Media Coverage, News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Further to the feature on poor accommodation for foreign workers in the Straits Times 19 August 2014 mentioned earlier in Cost implications of government policies crucial to question fo foreign worker accommodation, TWC2 vice-president Alex Au's letter to the Forum editor was published on Monday 25 August 2014: Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant

14 01, 2014

Additional steps needed beyond making itemised pay slips mandatory

2019-08-30T16:33:38+08:00January 14th, 2014|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

Media Statement For immediate release 14 January 2014 On 13 January 2014, the Ministry of Manpower issued a media statement "Tripartite Guidelines on Issuance of Itemised Payslips". Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have been highlighting for years the need to make itemised payslips mandatory, as an essential step in combating salary abuses, a common problem

10 12, 2013

Frequently asked questions — our views on the riot in Little India

2019-08-30T16:34:13+08:00December 10th, 2013|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

We will inundated with press enquiries on Monday, 9 December 2013, following the small riot in Little India the night before. Many reporters asked similar questions. Below are the more common ones and your responses. ---- Q: To what extent can or should the incident be read as indicative of any underlying tensions or frustrations

10 12, 2013

Media statement on rioting in Little India

2019-08-30T16:34:13+08:00December 10th, 2013|News, Our Stand, Press Releases|

For immediate release 9 December 2013 TWC2 is saddened and disturbed by the rioting in Little India last night. We do not condone senseless acts of violence and would like to see those responsible apprehended and put to justice. We are also concerned about the vitriol and xenophobia online against foreign workers. We would like