06 Feb '12, 10am

Bangladeshi workers stage sit-out over pay dispute #Singapore

went on a seven-hour sit-out on Monday morning in Tampines over a dispute of unpaid salaries. Instead of starting work at 8 am, Bangladeshi workers from Sunway Concrete Pte Ltd and TechCom Construction gathered in an empty field at Tampines Industrial Street 62. Sunway is the main contractor and Techcom is the sub-contractor hired by HDB to fabricate building materials for flats. The workers have not been paid for four months running, since November last year. They were also unhappy about the quality of the food served in the canteen. “All men same problem, all men no pay for four months,” said K. Ravhkumar . According to the 35-year-old, his usual working hours are from 8am to 10pm. However, he said that workers would be made to work till 12 am on busy days, without overtime pay. An average worker earns a basic salary of $18 per day. The strike slowly dissipated at about ...

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