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Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: From May 1, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be raised from S$550 to S$570, the Philippines Embassy’s Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG) said on Friday (Mar 31).


In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy’s Labour Attache Ramon Pastrana said this is due to the “fluctuation of exchange rat Read More

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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.


The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.


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Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Singapore
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Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower



The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.


Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More

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New maternal and infant care course for foreign domestic workers launched

Posted by jaypee 251 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A new course on maternal and infant care will be open to foreign domestic workers from Dec 4, announced the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) on Monday (Nov 14).


The classes will be conducted by FAST's training provider, Aria Training and Consultancy.


It will cover topics such as child safety, wellness care, bottle fee Read More

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Maids in Singapore are put on display for sale in malls

Posted by jaypee 295 days ago Singapore
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Singapore,Oct1:There are more than 200,000 foreign domestic workers in Singapore.Under the law, they have to be at least 23 years old.
Most of these girls come from Myanmar, where investigations reveal a web of deceit and corruption in the recruitment process, and immigration officials are regularly bribed to doctor birthdates on travel documents.


Because of t Read More

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More maids, foreign family members of citizens, in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 298 days ago Singapore
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Ms Carsih Carman Taja, 29, started working here two weeks ago to take care of her employer's ailing 82-year-old father, a stroke patient.


"I look after Ah Gong, change his diapers and help him with his physio," said the Indonesian of her duties, which she describes as difficult but rewarding.


She represents a growing number of non-residents in Singapore, which saw an increa Read More

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Offer subsidised tests to foreign workers too, says advocacy group

Posted by jaypee 318 days ago Singapore
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A non-profit group that helps migrant workers has called for subsidised Zika testing to be offered to foreign workers too.


Transient Workers Count Too made the appeal yesterday, with its treasurer, Mr Alex Au, noting that the cost of the test may deter foreign workers from going for checks.


While Singaporeans and permanent residents with Zika symptoms can test for the virus Read More

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Singapore’s Foreign Domestic Workers Find Their Voices Online

Posted by jaypee 321 days ago Singapore
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The Humanitarian Organization for Migrant Economics, or “HOME,” aims to “give voice to the voiceless” in Singapore by providing a platform (a website called “MyVoice”) for migrant workers to write and upload their stories, articles, photographs, and poetry. The advocacy group also offers assistance to abused workers.


According to g Read More