Published on: 11-Oct-2020
The Straits Times, Page B6 – B7
Many expats who had their jobs lined up in Asia suddenly found those positions eliminated as companies shifted their priorities due to the pandemic, but the toll the pandemic has taken on them is far less severe than it has been on low-wage labour migrants, who do not have that many options. Asst Prof Ye Junjia from the School of Social Sciences at NTU says: "Because of the way our system is set up to accommodate transient migrants, the impact of the pandemic is greater felt by the migrant workers than foreign professionals. (They) don't have the privilege to work from home, (or) work from another country."
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