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28 12, 2014

Genius Engineering, part 3: nearly 100 skilled electricians lost

2019-08-30T16:32:54+08:00December 28th, 2014|Articles, News, Our Stand, Stories|

Four months after employees of Genius Engineering and related companies lodged salary complaints with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Mouazzam Hossin (pictured above) is still in Singapore, struggling to get something out of what he is owed. Mouazzam is among the last of the workers still here. Nearly all the rest -- there were altogether

11 09, 2014

MOM’s ‘rebuttal’ actually lends support to many points we made

2019-08-30T16:33:02+08:00September 11th, 2014|News, Our Stand|

By TWC2 vice-president Alex Au On Friday 29 August 2014, the Ministry of Manpower said that my letter published in the Straits Times forum 25 August 2014 (Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers) "paints an inaccurate picture". MOM's reply was published in the newspaper on Friday 29 August. The headline of MOM's letter

3 09, 2014

Genius Engineering, part 1: the first group comes to TWC2

2019-08-30T16:33:03+08:00September 3rd, 2014|Articles, Stories|

A large group of workers from Genius Engineering approached TWC2 for help over salary non-payment. Volunteer Meera Rajah meets two of them. By Meera Rajah “Next week… next week… wait”, Rafiqul and Hossain are now – unfortunately – accustomed to this unvarying refrain. It has been three months and four days since they last received

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

13 12, 2013

Menton diary, Part 5

2019-08-30T16:34:13+08:00December 13th, 2013|Articles, Stories|

GO TO PART   2 December 2013, Monday Two designated contact persons from the Toh Guan group of ex-Menton staff come to the office to update and discuss the case with social workers Kenneth and Karno. Quite a few things have happened over the weekend. Twenty workers have been paid $1,500 to $2,000 each, received air

23 11, 2013

Menton diary, part 1

2019-08-30T16:34:15+08:00November 23rd, 2013|Articles, Stories|

18 Nov 2013, Monday evening A small group of five men approach TWC2 executive committee members Debbie Fordyce and Alex Au at our free meals location in Little India, telling us that they've not been paid and have lost their jobs. Two more workers arrive and Alex sits down with all seven of them to

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