We were glad that MOM re-affirmed ministers' statements that workers with valid salary claims will get permission to transfer to new jobs, but how does it work in practice?
Following a detailed documentation of John Peter Ayyavu's salary claim saga, our comments about the weaknesses revealed in Singapore's salary claim system.
A detailed documentation of John Peter Ayyavu's salary claim saga. After battling it out for six months, John goes home, his owed wages mostly unrecovered.
A detailed documentation of John Peter Ayyavu's salary claim saga. Employer counter-attacks with false and frivolous counter-claims.
A detailed documentation of John Peter Ayyavu's salary claim saga. After four months of not being paid, John files a claim at MOM/TADM, the start of a long battle.
Work permit holder went to Spain, says wasn't paid his allowances for 82-day cruise. Nor basic and overtime pay for three months.
In 2018 and 2019, over 60% of all salary claims were filed by foreign employees. Even digging these basic figures out involved sleuthing. Many things still opaque.
Ali Mohammed lost his salary case at the Employment Claims Tribunal. His case was never going to be easy, but we still wonder if the court could have been more thorough.
For the upcoming Universal Periodic Review in 2021, our shadow report highlights several human rights shortcomings in Singapore affecting migrant workers here.
Despite the Employment Claims Tribunal finding hundreds of employers liable for salary non-ayment, only a handful of compay directors are convicted.