13 12, 2016

By being obstructive over initial treatment, Hosen’s employer may end up paying more medical costs

2019-08-30T16:31:36+08:00December 13th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Nadira Mohd Iesham Except for the first day, Hosen Mobarak has had to fight to get medical treatment. He has not always succeeded. What began as a broken fingernail ended up requiring surgery -- which, from the sequence of events narrated to me, appears to be a consequence of the employer's obstructive tactics. As

20 08, 2016

Broken arm left untreated for almost 24 hours

2019-08-30T16:32:00+08:00August 20th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Natalie Choy An unsightly line stretches along Bangladeshi national Sujel's left forearm. The 12-stitch surgical scar is large enough to be distracting. “Inside have long metal rod,”Broken he explains, as he gently presses on the stitched area to show me where the rod was surgically inserted. The 25-year-old, who came to Singapore in 2013,

16 05, 2016

Forced repatriation can lead to death, needs to be addressed

2019-08-30T16:32:02+08:00May 16th, 2016|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, Our Stand|

Three recent posts here at this site demonstrate that employers continue to try to forcibly repatriate foreign workers, despite workers having unresolved salary claims or untreated injuries. This practice inflicts a great injustice on them. The failure of the authorities to stop it can only lead to speculation about conscious neglect. Mark Lamb has an eye-witness account of

8 10, 2015

Adjusting to bureaucratic Singapore: “All must evidence. One thing wrong also cannot.”

2019-08-30T16:32:24+08:00October 8th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

By Kok Rabin Have you ever been annoyed when others spell your name wrongly? What if their mistake could cost you $16,000? Sitting in front of me at Alankar restaurant this hazy evening is Pandurangan Madhurakavi, a tall man with broad shoulders and a broader smile.  37-year-old Kavi (as his friends call him) was in