Origin of worker: Burma/Myanmar

14 10, 2017

Seven Myanmar nationals jailed a year each for rioting

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 14th, 2017|News, News Flash|

Seven Myanmar nationals were sentenced on 13 October 2017 to twelve months' imprisonment for rioting. They had got into a fight with three other Burmese around 10:35pm on 4 June 2017. This was reported in Yahoo news. Apparently the fight -- though the news story's description suggests it was more of an attack -- was over

31 10, 2016

The price of a job

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

TWC2's latest research takes a detailed look at recruitment costs borne by female domestic workers in Singapore. Based on a survey of 232 workers conducted in early 2016, the study reveals how much they paid, to whom, and how many months' of salary deductions these payments represented. It also gathered their opinions as to

28 04, 2016

TWC2 social work team invited by employer to give a talk to staff

2019-08-30T16:32:03+08:00April 28th, 2016|Articles, Happenings|

Bright Vision Hospital requested Transient Workers Count Too to give a talk to the work permit holders on their payroll. As any model employer would, Bright Vision wanted their employees informed of their rights and responsibilities. TWCS'2 social work associate Jason Lee (black shirt, centre right) delivered the talk on Thursday 28 April. We had

14 09, 2014

Myanmar imposes temporary ban on maids to Singapore

2019-08-30T16:33:02+08:00September 14th, 2014|News, News Flash|

In a move with little warning, the government of Myanmar (Burma) has imposed a five-month ban on its citizens coming to Singapore for domestic work. This was reported in the Straits Times (13 September 2014). The ban was reportedly due to concerns over ill-treatment and abuse, the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) said. An official

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