19 Jun '11, 5am

(TTR) Please help to expose S-pass scams perpetuated by FTs, agents & local companies

(TTR) Please help to expose S-pass scams perpetuated by FTs, agents & local companies

Can TRE highlight a scam which is going on in Singapore among the employers of foreign workers. This scam is also perpetuated by listed companies where MP’s are in boards of directors also. It goes like this: The government is supposed to have tried to cut down demand for foreign workers by raising their salary level. Thus S-pass holders must be those paid $1,800 and above before such passes are issued. In actual fact, employers, in cahoot with agents, arrange with that these foreign workers, while on paper are paid say $1,800 per month, every month, a day after pay day, these foreign workers troop to the boss’s office and hand back anything from $900 to $1,200 in cash to the boss. Thus in actual fact, the company are allowed to bring in foreign workers whose pay are as low as $800 per month under S-passes. I know in a company where they are just employed to answer telepho...

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