Tanjong Katong Road. File picture, no intended connection to Mahendra's case. Mahendra (not his real name) had two children, five sisters and no income. From his friends in Kandy, Sri Lanka, he got the idea that jobs are plentiful in Singapore. So he bought a return airticket
Murugesan went to MOM to complain about unpaid salary. For months thereafter, he thought that the officer there would be helping to recover his owed wages. In fact, MOM was investigating something, but whatever it was, it didn’t necessarily include getting his wages back for him. TWC2 had to help him get his salary case back on track.
Although the law says itemised pay slips should be given to employees, 22.5% of foreign workers polled by TWC2 did not get them. Some pay slips were also deficient in detail. And a third of workers were still being paid in cash -- a mode of payment that is associated with salary underpayment and disputes.
Sharks prowl around the question of agent money By TWC2 volunteer Stefan, based on interviews in May 2019 As different as the backgrounds of the migrant workers coming to Singapore are, they all have one thing in common: everybody needs to pay agent fees for their
In this newly-released study, TWC2 found that domestic workers had to "prove" themselves and learn to negotiate for their days off. Generally, it takes over four years before they can get two rest days per month.
Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, spent years researching the abuses in Southeast Asia's fishing industry. In the above video, he visits a detention centre in Indonesia where he meets with (mostly Vietnamese) men who had been detained when their fishing
The video in this post has investigative journalist Ian Urbina trying to track down alleged murderers and human traffickers in the Thai fishing industry.