Type of issue: repatriation agents

2 04, 2014

Why the right to seek another job is important

2019-08-30T16:33:33+08:00April 2nd, 2014|News, Our Stand|

A key plank in Transient Workers Count Too's advocacy is that of untying a work permit holder from his employer, and allowing him (or her) job mobility. Naturally, even as he seeks alternative employment, only employers who have the requisite work permit quota will be able to employ him. We recognise that the quota (known

30 03, 2014

Gripped by two repatriation agents, Monjor is taken to airport

2019-08-30T16:33:34+08:00March 30th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

By Joyce Wong Monjor's boss wanted him to accept a lower pay than previously agreed. He refused. Then repatriation agents came. Last month, testifying before the Committee of Inquiry looking into the Little India riots, Kevin Teoh of MOM's Foreign Manpower Management Division, said, as reported in Today newspaper: Asked about the framework in place

27 03, 2014

How ‘law’ fails migrant workers

2019-08-30T16:33:34+08:00March 27th, 2014|Articles, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

At the Migrant Awareness Week organised by students in the law school of National University of Singapore, 3 - 7 March 2014, a whole host of activities were on the calendar. For the forum of 3 March, TWC2 vice-president Alex Au (pictured above with HOME's Celine Dermine on his left) gave a presentation. Below is

26 03, 2014

MOM does not abandon workers, says ministry director

2019-08-30T16:33:34+08:00March 26th, 2014|News, News Flash|

The director of the Foreign Manpower Management Division, Kevin Teoh, told the commission of inquiry looking into the Little India riots that his ministry does not abandon workers. This was after TWC2 president Russell Heng had hold the committee in earlier testimony that workers "basically have to resort to charity to survive in Singapore" as they

3 01, 2014

The blue thumb

2019-08-30T16:34:11+08:00January 3rd, 2014|Articles, Stories|

Hossain Mohamed Dulal holds up his cellphone and shows us a a picture that he took of his left hand. It's bandaged after surgery, but his thumb is a sapphire blue. He says that day his boss "catch my hand and squeeze" it. "Very, very pain," he says of that moment. "I cry". It doesn't

18 12, 2013

Escaping from repatriation toughs, Neelakandan left all his belongings behind

2019-08-30T16:34:12+08:00December 18th, 2013|Articles, Stories|

"Meeting time, they speak all very nicely," recalls Neelakandan of a meeting at his company office on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Present were "boss wife", a Chinese Singaporean, a manager and an engineer, both Sri Lankans. They -- Neelakandan's superiors -- asked him for details about the incident on Sunday morning, when his supervisors got

15 12, 2013

Talk at European Union Human Rights Day seminar

2019-08-30T16:34:12+08:00December 15th, 2013|Articles, Happenings, News, Our Stand|

Below is the short talk TWC2 vice-president Alex Au (above, 2nd from left) gave at the Human Rights Day seminar organised by the Delegation of the European Union delegation to Singapore, 10 December 2013. The theme of the seminar was 'Contemporary perspectives on economic & social rights'. --- In the matter of employment, we would

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