7 12, 2015

How We Manage Large Construction Projects

2019-08-30T16:32:22+08:00December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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11 01, 2013

Fees for application, issuance and renewal of work passes to increase on 1 April 2013

2019-08-30T16:35:19+08:00January 11th, 2013|News, News Flash, Uncategorized|

Administrative fees for work passes will be increased on 1 April 2013, announced the Ministry of Manpower on 10 January 2013. Below is the annex to the ministry's announcement providing a table of charges before and after: While employers of Work Permit holders are supposed to bear administrative fees for application, issuance and renewal, the

11 01, 2013

TWC2 makes submissions to MOM on amendments to Employment Act

2019-08-30T16:35:19+08:00January 11th, 2013|News, Our Stand, Uncategorized|

The Ministry of Manpower invited public responses to a consultation paper re amendments to the Employment Act. The closing date was 11 January 2013. Transient Workers Count Too submitted a list of proposals. Click here to see our letter in pdf format. Our letter touches on several points important to migrant workers: We urge inclusion

9 01, 2013

‘Troubled waters’ report launched

2019-08-30T16:35:20+08:00January 9th, 2013|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings, Uncategorized|

Researcher Sallie Yea gave a talk on Tuesday, 8 January 2013, launching her preliminary report on human trafficking in the fishing industry. The event was organised by Transient Workers Count Too. To an audience of about 30 persons from embassies, government and media, she spoke about her study of 63 cases of Filipino fishermen who

8 01, 2013

Jolovan Wham writes open letter to Manpower minister

2019-08-30T16:35:20+08:00January 8th, 2013|Media Coverage, News, Uncategorized|

Jolovan Wham (right), writing in his personal capacity, sent an open letter to Tan Chuan-Jin, acting minister for Manpower on 7 January 2013. The opening paragraph references a defamation suit that the minister is threatening Vincent Wijeysingha of the Singapore Democratic Party with, over a previous Facebook post by the latter. Vincent was previously the

6 01, 2013

Low pay may deter foreign workers

2019-08-30T16:35:20+08:00January 6th, 2013|News, News Flash, Uncategorized|

"Singapore will find it difficult to recruit foreign construction workers even from newer markets like Sri Lanka and the Philippines if it does not match salaries that employers elsewhere are offering," reported the Straits Times on 3 Jan 2013. The newspaper was aggregating the reactions of agents, employers and migrant rights activists to news that

6 01, 2013

Eight hours a day in ‘prison’ — I will go back to Myanmar, even if I have to starve there

2019-08-30T16:35:20+08:00January 6th, 2013|Articles, Stories, Uncategorized|

[Webmaster: This story first appeared on the Facebook page "A maid's-eye view of Singapore employers". It is a distressing story, but it shows how some domestic workers suffer terribly. The story is said to be from a woman pseudonymed Soe Soe who has since left Singapore. Soe Soe told her story to the webmaster of

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