[Resolved] Winshire Education Centre / Winshire Education Centre Boss refused to pay up
I was a tutor with Winshire Education Centre for the past year and it was a total disappointment and disgust to me that somebody who made his wealth through education can actually owe his tutor salary. We are paid every 15th of the month, but the payday is always late. The owner of Winshire Education who goes by the name James and his wife (known as Ms Yeo) are totally smart people. They hire part timers under a freelance contract but in the contract should we terminate, we need to give a 6 months notice! Have you heard of part timers needing to fulfil a 6 months contract given that pathetic pay? Also, if the school refused to pay up, there is totally no protection for the part time tutors like me. Why? MOM does not protect freelancers, Small claims tribunal do not handle employment related claims. I gave my 6 months resignation notice last December and my supposed last day was in June. However, since last November, my pay has been late. The ultimate was in March where the pay was more than 7 days late. Ms Yeo came up with excuses like the girl in charge of doing the cheque was in hospital, James was sick so unable to sign the cheque. I was fed up and said since my pay is so late, I need not fulfil my notice period and I demanded they pay up all lessons. Guess what? they only pay up partial of my lessons as they were trying to get me to continue with the classes. Ms Yeo had the cheek to ask me to think of the students and not be affected by the delay. She said I was not the only affected person, all the other staff also had not gotten their pay. Yes, I love to teach but is it ok to exploit teachers like that?? They are not running a charity organization, they charged my students for every lesson I conducted and yet they owe me my salary. And this couple can spend millions on rebuilding their landed property but owe me few hundred dollars and always late in their payment. This is just ridiculous And yes, till now I have not gotten the remaining of my salary despite me sending them email. They are going to avoid paying me as they know too well they are well protected by the Singapore laws. I want to flag this Winshire Education Centre so that no more ignorant tutors are cheated of their labor.
Winshire Education Centre customer care service did everything in their power to resolve this complaint. All attempts to contact the client have failed. Therefore, this complaint has been annulled and must not be considered where company image and it's services are concerned.