(SgNA) OPINION: Another crises brewing in Little India in Singapore - Kanchan Srivastava

Today, the only public place of South Asian workers has lost its charm as workers remain confined to their dormitories on weekends now. The dissent though increasing, is not visible yet. The workers have other constraints as well. An average construction worker earns 500-600 Singapore Dollars a month and a supervisor gets 1,000 SGD. The wages are better when compared to what labourers and supervisors earn in India but far less than what Singapore locals get. Only a year ago, Chinese and Bangladeshi workers had protested against low wages. Their living conditions are poor. Many spend nights in the same shop or hotel where they work due to a shortage of decent dormitories.

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