December 05, 2008
Yawning Bread said:
This story started with an abusive employer, but what got me interested was the role played by the government departments. From this, you can see that they were not at all interested in helping workers. Mediation became story-telling in the hope of discouraging the workers from pressing their claims. No mention is made of the company being prosecuted for violating our Employment Act. The police held people for overstaying without a shred of evidence that they were overstayers. The ICA held people in an armlock, getting them to fund their own flight home, with or without being paid their wages. They all just want to get rid of the problem, with no regard for justice, law or rights.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The building of Singapore's Integrated Resorts (IR) is reported to be wrecked by economic uncertainties, but little do we know about the foreign workers who are denied wages, and the governmental inaction when it comes to helping them."