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7 09, 2019

Filing a salary claim, Murugesan didn’t know it triggered an investigation

2019-08-30T16:30:42+08:00September 7th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

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.

3 09, 2019

Salary Slip Survey 2018

2019-08-30T16:30:42+08:00September 3rd, 2019|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

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.

31 08, 2019

$8,000 for the underground agent

2019-08-30T16:30:43+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.

22 08, 2019

How do workers raise money to pay agents?

2019-08-30T16:30:43+08:00August 22nd, 2019|Articles|

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 job in the city state.

5 08, 2019

14,000 foreign spouses in Singapore work

2019-08-30T16:30:43+08:00August 5th, 2019|News, News Flash|

At a Parliamentary sitting on 15 January 2019, Nominated Members of Parliament Anthea Ong and Mohamed Irshad asked the Minister for Social and Family Development questions regarding foreign spouses of citizens and permanent residents. The Minister of State for Social and Family Development, Sam Tan, answered for the minister. In the latter part of the