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.

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.

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