Type of issue: false documentation

26 12, 2016

MOM’s Labour Court skirted with enforcing an illegal ‘contract’

2019-08-30T16:31:35+08:00December 26th, 2016|Articles, News, Our Stand, Stories|

Volunteers at TWC2 were alarmed to hear from Sohel Rana, in mid July 2016, that the Assistant Commissioner of Labour presiding over his Labour Court case might be planning to rule in a manner contrary to written law. It would seriously undermine his claim and set an extremely bad precedent. Md Sohel Rana's case had

27 03, 2014

How ‘law’ fails migrant workers

2019-08-30T16:33:34+08:00March 27th, 2014|Articles, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

At the Migrant Awareness Week organised by students in the law school of National University of Singapore, 3 - 7 March 2014, a whole host of activities were on the calendar. For the forum of 3 March, TWC2 vice-president Alex Au (pictured above with HOME's Celine Dermine on his left) gave a presentation. Below is

19 10, 2013

‘The sweets were delicious’

2019-08-30T16:34:17+08:00October 19th, 2013|Articles, Stories|

Once in a while, Transient Workers Count Too succeeds in helping a worker get everything that is due to him. Not only is the worker happy, so are we. Deliriously. But there was a month in which everything looked very bleak for Hazrat (not his real name). His employer had submitted salary vouchers with forged

28 09, 2012

Nabbing immigration offenders affects Special Pass holders too

2019-08-30T16:35:24+08:00September 28th, 2012|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Uncategorized|

The drop in the number of immigration offenders was covered recently in the news: 2,077, 1,698, and 1,318 people were arrested for immigration offences in the first half of 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively [endnote 1]. The news story did not reveal whether these numbers included both male and female immigration offenders, who encounter significantly

15 08, 2012

The scenic route to solving salary disputes

2019-08-30T16:35:26+08:00August 15th, 2012|Articles, Stories|

A simple salary claim became a 14-month saga, eating up a good chunk of state resources. It was completely unnecessary, since the solutions that would prevent such disputes from arising in the first place are almost no-brainers. Yet, for reasons unknown, the Ministry of Manpower has not adopted the suggested solutions proposed by Transient Workers

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