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5,000 foreign workers to serve as volunteer ambassadors for migrant welfare group by 2020

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - In August, construction worker Govindasami Venkatesan, 25, found out that his dormitory roommate's employer owed him $9,800 - or three months' salary, including overtime.


The roommate, whom he knew as Kumar, was the sole breadwinner in his family and was worried about how he was going to take care of his parents in Tamil Nadu, in India, without the money.


"But h Read More

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Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 155 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 on Thursday (Aug 17) for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.


The firm has also been banned from employing foreign workers.


The workers, who were employed by Kay Lim and nine other firms, were found living in temporary quarters in a construction site near Commonwealth Avenue and Gh Read More

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Steps to ensure foreign workers are vaccinated

Posted by jaypee 167 days ago Singapore
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The Health and Manpower ministries will review if improvements are needed to better ensure that foreign workers in Singapore are vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday.


The review follows the death of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker who developed fever and swelling of the neck - symptoms of diphtheria - on July 30, Read More

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

Posted by jaypee 296 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 312 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 331 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 433 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 477 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