Daily Archives: 2013-11-26

3 reports on protecting workers’ rights: Really?

By Leong Sze Hian Champion workers’ rights? I refer to the article “Why I champion workers’ rights: Halimah Yacob” (Straits Times, Nov 26). It states that “what drove her to help develop global employment standards as the workers’ vice-chairperson of the standards committee for the International Labour Conference in Geneva”. “Illegal” workers waiting for compensation?  In this connection, the article …

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Disabled workers face greater difficulties in job searches

(Image and video by Royston Poh) Sharing The Lion City – Employers are increasingly more open to hiring persons with disabilities. In 2012, 275 job vacancies for persons with disabilities were listed with the Open Door Fund. Compared with only 121 job vacancies listed in 2010, the number of jobs available for persons with disabilities has more than doubled in the last two …

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Twelve cupcakes refutes accusations by TRS

By Terry Xu The Real Singapore (TRS) strikes again with yet another “sensational expose” (source). This time, they published an article from a contributor named, Vettel, decrying the exploitation of foreign workers by the local company, Twelve Cupcakes. In the article published on 25th November, the contributor writes, I believe many Singaporeans would be aware of this brand call “12 Cupcakes” in Singapore. …

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SG Transgender Sex workers represented in ICAAP

Singaporean Transgender Sex Workers represented at the International Congress on AIDS Asia Pacific (ICAAP11) Deborah* is a 23 year old transgender woman and has been a sex worker for four years. She holds a diploma in Professional Make-Up Artistry from Cosmoprof, and works as a freelance make-up artist in the day. Due to her gender identity, she has faced great …

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