Mohosin had to edure the months-long lockdown in a dorm. Besides mind-numbing boredom, he was also afflicted with constant pain from an arm injury.
We speak to two migrant workers frm India and asked them about their first training course. How things have changed... and perhaps for the worse.
What led Ziaur to overstay? How individual decisions are shaped by policy and how misguided policy imposes costs on the State itself.
A deep study of the hazards encountered by migrant workers in their attempts to switch jobs. Rules are complex, costs are high and plans easily derailed.
In 2018 and 2019, over 60% of all salary claims were filed by foreign employees. Even digging these basic figures out involved sleuthing. Many things still opaque.
Sumon's experience falling ill with dengue uncovers the ugly and callous side of Singapore's kafala system, trapping workers within employers' whim and spite.
A good video highlighting one of the critical issues in the exploitation of migrant workers -- recruitment costs This article adds more information surrounding it.
Baying for blood is easy. Looking unflinchingly at how regulatory policies and priorities contributed to the torture and killing of a domestic worker would be more positive.
The killing of a domestic worker behind closed doors must compel us to reckon with the concept of live-in domestic help. Live-out arrangements have many benefits.
Adnan spent 21 jobless months waiting for his injury claim to conclude. And then had to go home rather than be free to find a new job. Is this good policy?