Multiple measures to try to deal with abusive confinement of maids. How well will they work? Are there better, less-costly solutions?
Suresh overstayed. He was caught and went to jail for about a week. After release, he was left in limbo in Singapore for another year and a half.
MOM plans 9 medical centres across Singapore geared to serving migrant workers, Making provision is good, but if employers stymie demand, healthcare goals may be elusive.
Exploitation of workers is not a result of ignorance on their part. When even experienced workers are unable to control their fate, there's something wrong with the system.
A summary of the webinar we held on 3 June 2021. Includes a full video recording of the 90-minute event.
The work permit application submitted by the new employer to MOM included a salary deduction that was never agreed with Johirul. The worker objected. He lost the job.
A letter in Straits Times Forum called for trade skills training for Singaporeans to avoid over-dependence on foreign labour. But that's not the elephant in the room.
Transfer jobs for migrant workers are plentiful now, as borders are closed. Some laid-off workers still prefer to go home. Why?
If fired for refusing to give consent to salary reduction, workers can look to MOM for transfer, says minister
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo describes what her ministry does in the event that a worker refuses to give consent to a salary reduction demanded by the employer.
Letter in Straits Times: Allow foreign workers whose work permits have been cancelled to stay and look for new job
TWC2 calls for transfer opportunities for migrant workers whose work permits have been cancelled and those on Special Passes.