Photos previously emerged online showing a group of workers blocking the entrance and exit of a building in Ang Mo Kio, while holding up signs demanding their salaries.
The Ministry of Manpower has since released a statement on Friday, saying that they are assisting the migrant workers with their salary claims, along with the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM).
MOM’s statement on Facebook
[MOM and TADM are assisting migrant workers with salary claims]
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) have been assisting the 10 migrant workers from Zhengda Corporation who were involved in the incident on 18 October 2022. We have found that five of the 10 workers were owed salary payments. We have assisted all five workers with their salary claims, and Zhengda Corporation has since settled the payments in full. We have also verified that the other five workers as well as the rest of Zhengda Corporation’s workforce are not owed salary payments and did not report any well-being concerns thus far.
MOM has also found that Shanghai Chong Kee owes salary payments to their migrant workers. MOM and TADM are currently assisting these workers. Both Shanghai Chong Kee and Zhengda Corporation are being investigated for possible offences under the Employment Act.
The well-being of our workforce, including our migrant workers, is always MOM’s priority. MOM and TADM will continue to help workers who face salary issues and assist them in recovering their salaries. Migrant workers with salary issues are encouraged to contact MOM at 6438 5122 or TADM at www.tal.sg/tadm/contact-us for assistance. MOM is also working with the Migrant Workers’ Centre and the Building Construction And Timber Industries Employees’ Union (BATU) to help with the well-being of the workers.