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New maternal and infant care course for foreign domestic workers launched

Posted by jaypee 134 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 178 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 181 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 201 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 204 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

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MOM sets new living condition rules for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 213 days ago Singapore
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has set out new conditions that operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) for housing foreign workers will have to meet, including the provision of a 'feedback channel' and wi-fi.


Starting next year, dorm-operators will have to meet the legal obligations in order to get approval to use their industrial premises for workers to live in, the MOM Read More

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New conditions for foreign workers' factory-converted dormitories

Posted by jaypee 215 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Staring next year, all operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) will have to meet four new conditions when seeking approval to use their industrial premises to house foreign workers, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).


In a press release on Wednesday (Aug 24), MOM said the new rules follow consultations with industry stakeholders and calls earlier this mo Read More

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Syndicate bringing in illegal workers smashed

Posted by jaypee 236 days ago Singapore
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A syndicate which used bogus jobs to trick the authorities into approving work permits for Chinese nationals has been smashed.


The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) arrested 44 people in an islandwide operation over two days last week.


They include the syndicate's suspected mastermind, a Chinese national in his 30s, who was nabbed in his Ubi office.

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