17 10, 2017

When an employer says a worker has ‘run away’, what really happened? Sumon’s story

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 17th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

Sumon speaking with the volunteer writer By Liang Lei, based on an interview in August 2017 Sometimes, when it comes to foreign workers, it is both worrying and terrifying to realize just how much they are at the mercy of the employers, in an environment of lax enforcement and subdued consequences. Drastic measures

23 08, 2017

Alam’s one angry, kicking rooster

2019-08-30T16:31:31+08:00August 23rd, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Beh Jing Yi, based on an interview in June 2017 It has been five months since Alam Md Khorshed received any medical leave wages from his employer. He estimates he is owed about $3,900. He has approached the Ministry of Manpower for help over this, he says, and meetings with his employer have been organised.

25 07, 2017

Employers owe hospitals money; workers’ treatment at risk

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00July 25th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Liang Lei, based on an interview in May 2017 Undoubtedly, Singapore can boast of a world-leading healthcare system that offers high quality medical treatment for a wide range of injuries, diseases and emergencies. Unfortunately, timely and trouble-free access to such services is frequently lacking for our foreign labor, when injuries occur at work. I speak to

12 04, 2017

From a complicated injury case, a simple truth

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00April 12th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Long Yiou As a rookie interviewer, I feel that Hossain Mohammad Alamgir’s injury case is far more complicated than the storyline of the movie Inception. Though he has only been in Singapore for two years -- he came in August 2014 -- Hossain has had two injury disputes with three different companies. The interview hits