An essay based on a talk given by Alex Au at a Labour Day webinar organised by Maruah in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic that badly affected migrant workers in Singapore.
Long delays by MOM in deciding whether an injury was work-related was a feature of the way the old WICA worked. Will the new WICA be any better? Or worse?
Anwar is eight months into his injury compensation claim. He is desperate for his medical leave wages to help his family. He is bounced between his 'lawyer' and MOM. Who should rightly be taking action?
MOM accuses TWC2 of making three "false allegations". We show here how baseless their accusations are. MOM shouldn't be so prickly and defensive.
Duraiarasan injured his right eye on 15 January 2016. at work. He did not see a doctor until January 19th. The employer seemed to have argued that no accident happened on the 15th and MOM dismissed the worker's injury claim.
In January 2019, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) sought public feedback on some proposed amendments to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). As TWC2 sees over a thousand cases a year of work injury among foreign workers, this matter is germane to our work. MOM's proposals centre chiefly around these themes: 1. Medical leave
By Debbie Fordyce The first graph (below) suggests that a disproportionate number of Indian and Bangladeshi migrant workers lodge injury claims within the first six months of starting a job. Moreover, TWC2's observation is that many of these injuries are minor and result in little compensation or will heal completely, thus meriting no disability compensation
By Megan Tan Min Chih, based on an interview in August 2018 Durzey did his best to remain calm after the call. It was a harrowing few minutes, in which he could barely make out what the hospital staff on the other end of the phone was trying to communicate. Eventually, he understood the gist
By Ng Zu Xiang, based on interviews in July 2018 Workplace injuries are not an uncommon occurrence in construction, especially with the number of projects burgeoning across Singapore. As such, the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) is crucial and it has been used in regularly, but not all cases transpire the same way. Here are
Before going home on 18 July 2018, Paik Sorowar went around to thank every volunteer and staff member of TWC2 who had helped him in any way big or small. He may see Transient Workers Count Too as the ones who gave him a brand new skull implant, but it's really the Lighthouse Club Singapore