Dulal did not want to work for the current employer anymore. He would find a new job. The employer's reaction was to shackle him. The manpower ministry provided the metaphorical shackle.
MOM's "adjustment" of the no-consent period makes it contingent upon employers giving consent. Circular logic?
Omar asked for a raise at Work Permit renewal. The employer refused. With the permit expiring, he thought he could use MOM's no-consent period to get a new job.
MOM gave this figure in a parliamentary reply. It's only a topline number. Look beneath it and it's a scene of buzzing flies.
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.
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.
MOM is fully aware of the dire shortage of foreign labour. Yet, workers are forcibly being sent home nonetheless -- as part of MOM's policy.
Employers acting in self-interest couldn't care less if they hurt the national interest. Singapore unfortunately jealously protects employers' self-interest. It's a dogma thing.
In the second half fo 2020, Singapore could have lost 10,000 - 20,000 construction workers who would actually have wanted to stay on and work.