Discussion: police processes

26 04, 2020

Joyless Joylicious, part 3

2020-04-26T15:36:17+08:00April 26th, 2020|Articles, Happenings, Stories|

Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. The employer was unhappy we went public with the problem on Facebook. MOM also said we had not informed them.

26 04, 2020

Joyless Joylicious, part 2

2020-04-28T16:43:01+08:00April 26th, 2020|Articles, Happenings, Stories|

Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. TodayOnline confirms the story in a report the next day but also quotes dorm operator saying it was necessary.

26 04, 2020

Joyless Joylicious, part 1

2020-04-28T10:18:09+08:00April 26th, 2020|Articles, Happenings, Stories|

Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. The story (parts 1 to 3) recounts our efforts to free them from criminal confinement, and the battles we had to fight even after we succeeded.

16 04, 2019

Seven months, thirteen extensions, no progress

2019-08-30T16:30:44+08:00April 16th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

By Avijit B, based on an interview in March 2019 Gafur has had a turbulent time since the day he arrived in Singapore. In the space of seven months, he went from the hope of steady work abroad to the frustration of being stuck without work and pay. Borrowing money from relatives to pay for

19 10, 2018

Short of information, Forhad worries while Mondal thinks everything’s going fine

2019-08-30T16:30:46+08:00October 19th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

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

13 06, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers stuffed into office drawers

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00June 13th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Katia Barthélémy Heading to one of the restaurants in Little India where TWC2 offers free meals to injured and salary-unpaid migrant workers, I am wondering about the kind of life story I will come across tonight. As a fairly new volunteer with TWC2, my limited experience makes me think everything is about physical injuries.

29 04, 2017

Cheating agents and sleeping agencies

2019-08-30T16:31:33+08:00April 29th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Jean Law Debesh* is going back to Bangladesh after a mere four months working in Singapore. He is leaving much poorer than if he had not come at all.  This is because his money was taken from him in an illegal transaction that was not brought to justice. He tried to get the police