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Call: Clarify law on filming domestic workers

April 17th, 2019|

Joint statement by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) issued 11 November 2015. Recently, the media has discussed the camera surveillance of domestic workers by employers.  Reports state (and our experience tells us) that

One million free meals served — a bittersweet moment for TWC2

July 13th, 2018|

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu poses with TWC2's one million meals placard. Bittersweet - that's the exact sentiment here at TWC2 as we commemorate having served one million free meals to needy migrant workers. We give ourselves a pat on the back and celebrate this accomplishment.

HOME and TWC2 submit joint report on the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

October 3rd, 2017|

The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have submitted a shadow report to the United Nations CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. Singapore acceded to CEDAW in 1995. Countries who are party to CEDAW commit themselves to

Labour protection for the vulnerable: challenges and recommendations

June 29th, 2017|

A new study released by Transient Workers Count Too on 29 June 2017 reveals challenges faced by low-wage migrant workers with unpaid salaries and workplace injuries in obtaining compensation and recourse. The study, conducted by researchers at the Singapore Management University (“SMU”) and Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”), reveals that

Diluted Justice: Protection and redress for trafficked fishermen in Asia

October 21st, 2016|

A joint research by Dr Sallie Yea and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) reveals that trafficked fishermen face insurmountable barriers to access legal and economic justice and protection. These barriers are caused by the following factors: significant gaps in measures for victim identification, a lack of coordinated support for the

Extend subsidised Zika testing to foreign workers

September 6th, 2016|

Our press release made it into the Straits Times 7 September 2016 (imaged above) --- Statement for the media: Transient Workers Count Too urges the Ministry of Health to rethink the exclusion of subsidised testing for foreign workers who may be infected with the Zika virus. The Ministry announced yesterday

TWC2 urges stop work orders when haze PSI crosses 200

September 28th, 2015|

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) is gravely concerned that current bad haze conditions will affect the health of workers in many trades, e.g. construction, marine, sanitation, landscaping. TWC2 strongly urges the government to impose a mandatory Stop Work Order when 3-hour average PSI readings, issued hourly, exceed 200, or when

Direct Services Report for 2014

May 29th, 2015|

2014 marked Transient Workers Count Too's tenth year. It was also a year in which the number of meals served at The Cuff Road Project (our food programme for destitute migrant workers) since its launch in 2008 crossed the 500,000 mark. For the first time, we were regularly able to shelter

To solve salary non-payments, underlying factors must be addressed too

May 13th, 2015|

A typical day in TWC2's office. Foreground: six workers owed 4 months' pay, calculating their owed amounts including overtime. Rear: five workers from a different company waiting to consult with TWC2's social worker. They had come to Singapore with MOM's approval for a job, only to be told by