04 Dec '11, 3pm

'Punish bad employers more severely' #Singapore

'Punish bad employers more severely' #Singapore

Workers dismantle the safety barricades after the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in Singapore September 26, 2011. (Reuters … Lee Chiang Theng , 58, was a supplier of labour for ship repair. He was a director of three employment companies: Gates Offshore Pte Ltd , Goldrich Venture Pte Ltd and S1 Engineering Pte Ltd. In 2008, according to this report on Yawning Bread , he brought in a total of 618 migrant workers , ostensibly to work in the shipyards. However, what transpired was nothing of the sort. Instead, the workers were housed in dilapidated accommodation and were not given work. Conditions in the make-shift dormitory were so bad that the workers became ill — with one of them eventually dying from a chicken pox infection , and 10 others hospitalised for the same condition. Workers were reportedly only given two meals a day, consisting of watery curry and plain white rice. Oft...

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