Type of issue: medical leave and light duty

30 09, 2015

Ankle broken, Nagarajan’s future bleak as a hired farm-hand

2019-08-30T16:32:24+08:00September 30th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

By Ranjana Raghunathan Adaikkalam Nagarajan, 32, was given a “special shoe” to wear for a month. “No other treatment! I was in pain for a month, even with painkillers. I was given light-duty for a month, no medical leave.” TWC2 has noted that many doctors don't issue full medical leave certificates, but only light duty

15 12, 2014

John Gee in Straits Times: A win-win way to help injured foreign workers

2019-08-30T16:32:55+08:00December 15th, 2014|Media Coverage, News, Our Stand|

This is the opinion piece by John Gee of Transient Workers Count Too, published in the Straits Times, 3 December 2014. ---- A win-win way to help injured foreign workers The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is considering outsourcing the inspection of workplaces to counter the illegal employment of foreign workers, a task that currently involves

4 12, 2014

Allow injured workers waiting for compensation to work, e.g. in services sector

2019-08-30T16:32:56+08:00December 4th, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Media Coverage, News, Our Stand|

Here's is an op-ed by TWC2's John Gee that was published in the Straits Times on Wednesday 3 December 2014: A win-win way to help injured foreign workers By John Gee.  Straits Times, 3 December 2014 The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is considering outsourcing the inspection of workplaces to counter the illegal employment of foreign

28 10, 2014

The more we talked the more we discovered

2019-08-30T16:32:59+08:00October 28th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

By Jennifer Parenteau Mohamed Ariful sits down beside me and begins to tell me his story. At first it seems like a simple case of improper calculation of his medical leave wages, but as we talk it reveals much more than that! In June 2014, Ariful was working for the construction company, Calpen Contracters. He

29 04, 2014

Inspectors coming, so crew moved elsewhere

2019-08-30T16:33:32+08:00April 29th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

Your writer asks Deepak (not his real name) how much overtime he worked, and gets a long-winded response that doesn't quite answer the question. Instead Deepak describes how he has to work two, three or four Sundays a month, sometimes at the main project site in Loyang, other times at a site in the Novena