Although a stern warning is not supposed to affect "legal rights, interests, or liabilities" we found that it's not quite true when issued to migrant workers. The effects therefore constitute punishment without due process.
Khan got his latest job without paying an agent's fee, but he was still faced with an unreasonable and bullying employer. What are the reasons that produce such outcomes?
Rahman was charged for rioting. He was innocent, and ultimately acquitted. Then he was punished. How did that happen?
No clear answer could be obtained whether a worker was eligible to work in Singapore again. MOM said Yes, but ICA quietly marked him as a No. What then happened?
A review of cases related to the SCAL retention scheme identified the main obstacles workers faced in getting onto the scheme. These obstacles meant more work at MOM and reduced effectiveness of the scheme.
Our laws invest employers with a lot of power over foreign workers. But laws also give workers rights, Bosses can be so intoxicated with power, they get carried away.
What do the law and guidelines say about wrongful dismissal? Does the operational process breathe life into the law and guidelines, or smother them?
One week after starting work, Monoar was presented with a demand for a two-year bond and salary deduction. He refused to agree. He was then fired.
Letter in Straits Times: Allow foreign workers whose work permits have been cancelled to stay and look for new job
TWC2 calls for transfer opportunities for migrant workers whose work permits have been cancelled and those on Special Passes.
MOM is fully aware of the dire shortage of foreign labour. Yet, workers are forcibly being sent home nonetheless -- as part of MOM's policy.