TWC2 activity: EZ-Link card programme

8 08, 2014

Roof and rail for injured workers

2019-08-30T16:33:05+08:00August 8th, 2014|Articles, Happenings|

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, a delegation from the Indian Women's  Association presented TWC2 with a donation of $4,000. Above, IWA president Pui Lahiri (second from right) presents the cheque to TWC2 president Russell Heng. Other leaders of the IWA who came to our office were Seema Chatterjee (left), Viji Ramakrishna (second from left) and Devika

24 12, 2013

Woolim, part 1: how low can a salary go?

2019-08-30T16:34:12+08:00December 24th, 2013|Articles, Stories|

Hossain Iqbel's IPA states a basic monthly salary of $800, but for a year, he's been paid a basic of only $1.50 an hour (equivalent to $286 a month). The 'IPA' is the In-principle Approval for a Work Permit, a letter issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to employer and employee prior to the

24 11, 2013

Menton diary, part 3

2019-08-30T16:34:15+08:00November 24th, 2013|Articles, Stories|

GO TO PART     21 November 2013, Thursday First thing this morning, our social workers call the Menton workers from Geylang, whom we met yesterday, to ask if they had a place to sleep last night and whether breakfast has been catered. They say Yes to both. We're glad to hear that. This means MOM has

23 11, 2013

Menton diary, part 2

2019-08-30T16:34:15+08:00November 23rd, 2013|Articles, Stories|

GO TO PART     20 November 2013, Wednesday Through the course of the day, about four groups of men come in, until the total reaches about forty. Our main room and social workers'  room have no more walking space. We've run out of chairs and some men are sitting on the floor. Similar to what we

23 11, 2013

Menton diary, part 1

2019-08-30T16:34:15+08:00November 23rd, 2013|Articles, Stories|

18 Nov 2013, Monday evening A small group of five men approach TWC2 executive committee members Debbie Fordyce and Alex Au at our free meals location in Little India, telling us that they've not been paid and have lost their jobs. Two more workers arrive and Alex sits down with all seven of them to

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