06 Feb '12, 6am

Construction workers strike at Tampines

Construction workers strike at Tampines

Over a hundred mostly Bangladeshi workers went on strike today at a construction site in Tampines Industrial Street 62, over a dispute of unpaid salaries. Sunway Developments are the main contractors, and Techcom Construction is the sub-contractor of the construction site for HDB flats. At 8am, instead of starting work, the workers went on strike because they have not been paid since October 2011. TOC understands that several pleas to the main and sub contractors to settle the unpaid salaries went unheard. The workers complained that there were deductions of $150 per month for food and $20 for utilities. Further to these, $1500 was also deducted from workers who requested that their work permits be renewed. The workers on strike complained that they were paid only $18 per day and had to work till 1am, with no overtime pay. Despite the monthly $150 deduction per worker for ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/02/construction-workers-...

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