The permanent night shift made Zhong literally ill, but the employer would not allow a shift change. So he resigned, but going home was one problem after another.
A worker who came to Singapore in September 2021 gives us details of the pre-departure and post-arrival quarantines he had to serve.
Hundreds of mostly unvaccinated workers came down with Covid-19 at a dormitory, but the scene was set well before by government policies or neglect.
Covid-19 is not the only easily transmissible disease around. There's another and it's been killing more people for years. Yet, we didn't lock up our workers.
Far from justifying continued confinement of migrant workers in dorms, the cluster in Westlite Juniper shows how hollow the argument for confinement is.
This research study mapped the unique obstacles (and enablers) to Covid-19 vaccination pertinent to migrant domestic workers in Singapore.
The doctor said he had to operate, telling the patient not to worry about the cost since the employer should have insurance cover. "What?" she said. "I didn't know."
Danny was faced with a $34,000 hospital bill and was looking for help. Our first questions were: Why isn't the employer paying? What's the law for?
In a recent study, male migrant workers were keen on getting vaccinated but there are problems with getting information and getting vaccination slots
Triangulating from various figures published recently, the latest estimate for Singapore's dorm population is 275,000, of whom about 45% are fully vaccinated.