31 08, 2019

$8,000 for the underground agent

2019-09-15T13:06:48+08:00August 31st, 2019|Articles, Stories|

Foreign workers are increasingly becoming illegal job agents, preying on fellow countrymen like Alamin wanting to come to Singapore. This underground activity puts Singapore's law and order reputation at risk.

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

15 07, 2016

Boss brazenly asked Hasan to pay for job

2019-08-30T16:32:01+08:00July 15th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

By Aruj Shukla It has long been a well-known fact that migrant workers in Singapore need to pay an exorbitant amount of money as agent fees to the middlemen based in their respective home countries. Stories about the possibility of the employers colluding with the agent and taking a sizeable cut from the agent fees

17 03, 2016

Four workers allege employer made them pay for their jobs, MOM investigating

2019-08-30T16:32:03+08:00March 17th, 2016|Articles, Stories|

  By Ranjana Raghunathan At TWC2's Cuff Road Project, a group of five workers, three Indian and two Bangladeshi, catch my attention. They seem to know each other, and have come to enroll themselves in the free meal program together. Upon questioning a little, I learn that they, along with four other workers, faced issues