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Owed $3000 Paid $500

Bangladeshi worker Jamal Uddin was claiming unpaid wages of up to $3000 but ended up being paid only $500 after MOM’s initial intervention.

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The Long Wait For Justice

By Jolovan Wham Last week, 40-year-old Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), Sheng Jianzhong, the Managing Director of Sheng Yu Construction Builders Pte Ltd was sentenced to three weeks’ imprisonment and fined $169,000 in the State Courts. He admitted to 38 charges of receiving kickbacks from 24 foreign workers, amounting to a total of $85,380. The worker in this case was able …

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No choice but to return home

By Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) Thirty year old Khairul has been working in Singapore since 2009. The oldest son in the household, he left his home in Bangladesh and came to Singapore in hopes of making money to support his family. He has one older sister and three younger brothers. On the 30th of April in 2014, Khairul arrived …

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2 cents worth on the recent comprehensive labour workforce survey

On 23rd May 2014, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that its Manpower Research and Statistics Department will be conducting the Comprehensive Labour Force Survey from 23 May to 31 July 2014 on a sample of 33,000 households. The purpose of the annual survey as stated by the ministry is to collect data on employment, unemployment and other economic characteristics of …

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Labour market report shows increase in job vacancies, but unemployment up?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian The Labour Market First Quarter 2014 report has just been published by the Ministry of Manpower. The report points out in its key findings that unemployment remained low, although it edged up slightly in March 2014 and job openings continued to increase and outnumber job seekers. Citizens’ unemployment rate increased to 3.0%? It states that “The …

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Meaningless surveys if relevant agencies do not act on findings

By Leong Sze Hian and SY Lee We refer to the article “More workers report positive outcomes from national skills training framework” (Straits Times, Jun 11). The article states that “A greater proportion of workers reported receiving a pay raise – 19 per cent did so last year, four percentage points more than the year before”. So, does it mean that despite …

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A raw deal

By Andrew Loh [Some of the workers crowding in TWC2 office on 20 November. The workers came in batches over several days due to space and manpower limitations in TWC2's small office.] Menton Technologies was in the news in July when the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) ordered it to pay more than $300,000 it owed to 112 of its workers …

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TOC’s Response to MOM Statement on Panasonic Singapore foreign workers

By TOC Team - TOC notes the Ministry of Manpower’s response to our article of 9 October 2012 entitled “Secret tape exposes Panasonic Singapore’s Employement Agent practices” on 10 October 2012 at 7.32 p.m.. TOC regrets that MOM has chosen to take the view that the purpose of our article is to “undermine public confidence” in ongoing MOM investigations into …

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