Compiled articles on migrant worker salary issues during the Covid-19 pandemic

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

[ST] MOM will take up issue with employers if workers are not paid: Lawrence Wong

Published: August 2020

In response to complaints over MWs who had not been paid during the pandemic, co-chair of Singapore’s Covid-19 task force Lawrence Wong shares that the Government will approach recalcitrant employers and ensure migrant workers continue to be paid.


[Reuters] Singapore's migrant workers fear financial ruin after virus ordeal

Published: June 2020

An article detailing migrant workers’ fears over their financial security during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially since many borrowed significant amounts of money to secure a work permit in Singapore.


[SCMP] Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers’ salaries, health care and recruitment fees

Published: May 2020

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers in Singapore detail their concerns about exorbitant recruitment fees, low wages and poor access to health care than their cramped living conditions – issues migrant worker NGOs previously flagged to the Singapore government prior to the pandemic.




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