Non-TWC2 activity: media interest

8 12, 2018

Some days the skies are clear and problems float away

2019-08-30T16:30:46+08:00December 8th, 2018|Articles, Happenings, Media Coverage, News, Stories|

"Migrant workers volunteer to clean Pasir Ris beach on Saturday" said the headline in the Straits Times, 17 October 2018. Indeed, that's what a large group of TWC2 clients did, led by Irene Ong and Marcel Bandur, joint leaders of our Discover Singapore team. This team organises activities for the workers under our care every

12 11, 2018

Ministries of Health and Manpower issue circular re medical leave. Again.

2019-09-09T11:11:43+08:00November 12th, 2018|News, News Flash|

On 17 September 2018, the Ministries of Health and Manpower jointly issued a circular to doctors reminding them to abide by guidelines laid out by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) with reference to medical leave. The relevant guidelines cited were the 2016 Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines (ECEG): Guideline B4(4) - Medical Certificates. The full circular

10 07, 2017

Today Weekend features our Everglory scam story

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00July 10th, 2017|Media Coverage, News|

Our earlier story on the Everglory Construction case (The Everglory scam: productivity incentive shot to pieces) caught the attention of the press. Today Weekend (a newspaper) carried a story titled "Efforts to raise quality of construction workforce hamstrung by dishonest firms" on 8 July 2017, based on our exposé. The newspaper article can be found at this link:

30 06, 2017

Straits Times reports on ‘gaps in Labour Court system’ and the plight of 5 Zach Engineering employees

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00June 30th, 2017|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Media Coverage, News, Our Stand|

Following the launch of TWC2's research report yesterday (see Labour protection for the vulnerable: challenges and recommendations), the Straits Times carried two stories Friday (30 June 2017) almost filling up all of page B4.   Click to enlarge The newspaper noted that our research study found "significant obstacles and uneven enforcement" that prevent

9 05, 2017

Today newspaper highlights TWC2’s work fatigue study

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00May 9th, 2017|Media Coverage, News|

Transient Workers' Count Too's Work Fatigue survey (see here for more about the study) was featured in Today newspaper on 6 May 2017. As often is the case in Singapore, the story leads with a headline ("Firms which don’t give workers enough rest taken to task: MOM") and a response from the government claiming that

25 03, 2017

The New Paper: Jobless and unpaid, foreign workers face daunting fate

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00March 25th, 2017|Media Coverage, News, News Flash, Our Stand|

The difficulties faced by foreign workers in Singapore seeking alternative jobs -- even when permitted to do so by the Ministry of Manpower -- were highlighted in a story in The New Paper 24 March 2017. The focus was on the men from HBB Engineering and related company C-Plus Engineering, featured in our post MOM

13 03, 2017

TWC2 and HOME submit joint shadow report on Bangladesh re Migrant Worker Convention

2019-08-30T16:31:34+08:00March 13th, 2017|Media Coverage, News, Our Stand|

Transient Workers Count Too and the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) submitted a joint shadow report to the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) on Bangladesh. It was submitted via the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. This

12 03, 2017 and the Straits Times snatch two men from the jaws of penury

2019-08-30T16:31:34+08:00March 12th, 2017|Articles, Happenings, Media Coverage, News, Stories|

Islam Rafiqul and Sujan Ahmed were downcast when they first approached TWC2 for help. But by the time they went back to Bangladesh, their faith in Singaporeans was fully restored, thanks to the Straits Times and -- a crowdfunding platform for people in need. In Rafiqul's case, he had won a Labour Court case,