Tag: foreign workers in Singapore

MOM says retrenched employees at RWS mostly foreigners

Singapore—In a statement on Thursday (Aug 6), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that the majority of the retrenched employees at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in July were foreigners. RWS had also endeavoured to cut costs and management salaries before it retrenched the workers. Around...

Dorms at sea for foreign workers: Old idea refloated

Singapore – Members of the online community have commented on a refloated suggestion to have offshore housing for foreign workers, with many highlighting underlying issues apart from overcrowded dormitories. Based on an opinion piece published by straitstimes.com on Saturday (May 23), the proposal was introduced...

Video goes viral: Foreign worker not satisfied with rice and veggies

Singapore – A video of a foreign worker saying that his meal was not edible has gone viral on social media, with netizens commenting on the issues of food quality and gratitude. On Friday (May 23), Ms Sarah Leong shared a post on the Complaint...

Activist alarmed that workers in dorms have difficulty getting medical attention

Singapore—Migrants’ rights activist Kokila Annamalai has taken to social media once again to shine the light on the problems foreign workers currently locked down in dormitories face, particularly that of having a hard time getting medical care when they need it. In a lengthy...

How Singapore became the world’s coronavirus cautionary tale

Singapore—From receiving praise for being the ‘gold standard’ to sounding alarm bells over the rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases among foreign workers has been Singapore’s trajectory over the last few weeks. And while  countries around the world are itching to relax their lockdown...

“This too shall pass,” – Indian Superstar Rajinikanth’s Tamil New Year message to foreign workers

Singapore— Rajinikanth, one of the superstars of the Indian film industry, sent a message of support to the foreign workers in Singapore, many of whom are under quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis. The actor, born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad but who is popularly known as...

Hot topic: Who should foot the bill for foreign workers’ needs?

Singapore—The issue of the poor living conditions of Singapore’s migrant workers has featured prominently in the news of late, especially since a vast majority of new cases of Covid-19 have been linked to the dormitories where these workers live. Due to the country’s “Circuit Breaker”...

Foreign workers under quarantine in dorms now getting better food

Singapore — The food served to foreign workers under quarantine in dormitories had  improved considerably on Thursday (April 9) over that of the previous few days. An activist for foreign worker communities, Ms Kokila Annamalai, said on Facebook: “Workers in the dorms under quarantine say their...

S’pore will take care of Bangladeshi workers during Covid-19

Amidst the recent surge of Covid-19 cases among foreign workers in Singapore, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has assured Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen that Bangladeshi workers in the country will have proper access to good healthcare and receive their salaries regularly. The rapid increase in Covid-19...

Tommy Koh: The way Singapore treats its foreign workers is not First World but Third World

 Singapore—Retired diplomat Tommy Koh, who made some irate last year with the comment that ‘Singapore is a first world nation with third world citizens,’ has used the same words to describe how Singapore treats the country’s migrant workers. On his Facebook page on Monday morning...