Musa and Akkas were sent to jail. They had tried to find a way to survive and this landed them in trouble.
MOM's directive that all dormitory-based workers must be paid their salaries through bank is nearly two years old. Yet a worker recently came to TWC2 saying he was paid in cash.
Some updates to keep up with the rapidly evolving situation regarding manpower shortages in the construction industry.
A review of cases related to the SCAL retention scheme identified the main obstacles workers faced in getting onto the scheme. These obstacles meant more work at MOM and reduced effectiveness of the scheme.
The public sector is a huge buyer of construction. That weight can be applied for good. Government projects should come with ethical labour requirements.
Local media carried a story about a migrant worker in Japan repeatedly asssaulted at work. There are many similarities to cases we see here in Singapore. What's needs to be done?
Many low-wage migrant workers fear that lodging any complaint with the authorities may lead to their being blacklisted. Is this real or imagined? Our intern investigates.
Prosecutors dropped charges reportedly for lack of evidence. Yet Kirpal Singh was given a stern warning, which in many cases means the worker cannot work here again. Wouldn't this be unjust?
Dulal did not want to work for the current employer anymore. He would find a new job. The employer's reaction was to shackle him. The manpower ministry provided the metaphorical shackle.
MOM's "adjustment" of the no-consent period makes it contingent upon employers giving consent. Circular logic?