25 10, 2017

Straits Times: Help migrant workers stand up for their own safety

2019-08-30T16:31:09+08:00October 25th, 2017|Media Coverage, News, Our Stand|

TWC2's article as printed in the Straits Times (part) The commentary below was published in the Straits Times, 25 October 2017. John Gee For The Straits Times They form majority of workers in workplaces with high accident rates and deserve more targeted help measures Singapore has set itself the target of significantly reducing its

2 10, 2017

Siddik and Rafique’s lives frozen as Freezeland Aircon & Electrical folds

2019-08-30T16:31:30+08:00October 2nd, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Jonah Foong, based on interviews in July 2017 In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the fictional land of Oceania is ruled by Big Brother, a man of ‘about forty-five’ with a ‘heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features’. While his face is plastered on hoardings, he is never seen in the flesh, and his

4 07, 2017

Job prematurely ended, Mollah Sharif facing debt collectors in three days

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00July 4th, 2017|Articles, Stories|

By Bill Poorman All he needs is some more time. Not forever. “One week, two week, three week,” Mollah Sharif Hossain says. Instead, he got only three days. Three days to save his life. It’s a Monday evening at TWC2's free meals programme. Just yesterday, Mollah Sharif and his co-worker, Rafique (who goes by one name),

24 10, 2016

Ataus loses his job after only nine days – and after he paid $3,800 for it

2019-08-30T16:31:59+08:00October 24th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Kan Ren Jie On 23 June 2016, Ataus Samad Rifat, 28, was suddenly fired from his job. "Go back home. Your work permit has been cancelled. We have already bought ticket."  The ‘madam’ (the female administrative staff) at his office then proceeded to take his work permit from him. That was how Ataus described

25 10, 2014

How the migrant worker system is regulated counts for a lot

2019-08-30T16:33:00+08:00October 25th, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

This is the talk TWC2 vice-president Alex Au gave at the National University of Singapore to a large class (about 300 - 400)  of students from various faculties on 15 October 2014. The text here is a somewhat fuller version of the talk itself, which wasn't entirely read from script, and which was constrained by

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