OPINION: Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) masquerading as a NGO is actually an offshoot of Government-linked NTUC

Voiddecker.com, 22 Dec 2012
The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) is proving to be more than just a one day news hit wonder. In fact, it’s in the local news on an almost daily basis since I last poured sarcasm on its after the fact display of philanthropy. Perhaps I was too harsh on them. Let’s hope this is not just a knee-jerk reaction after being caught missing in action following the recent series of worker troubles.
With its links to the union and government (curiously, it is labelled an NGO by the mainstream media despite being an offshoot of NTUC and having a PAP MP on its helm), MWC is in a better position to raise concerns directly to the authorities and exert pressure on errant employers. It should seek to work together with and complement the real NGOs HOME and TWC2, who have raised concerns about an increasing number of worker claims and complaints. Full story
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