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Legislative reform could improve foreign workers' lives: NGOs

Posted by jacobo 28 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Legislative reform could play a role in improving the lives of foreign workers in Singapore, say social activists and industry players.

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Singapore warns maid agencies against 'undignified' ads

Posted by jacobo 12 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

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Singapore agencies warned vs. advertising domestic workers as commodities

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Singapore
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Employment agencies (EA) in Singapore were reminded by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to refrain from commodifying domestic workers in their marketing strategies.

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Manpower Ministry tells agencies to treat maids with respect

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (July 16) sent an advisory to employment agencies (EAs) in the wake of recent media reports on the treatment of foreign domestic workers in Singapore.

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Migrant Workers' Centre lauds Manpower Minister's response to COI

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) said it is encouraged by Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's response to the Little India riot Committee of Inquiry report, delivered in Parliament earlier this week.

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‘Live-training’ concerns put Singapore maid agencies under spotlight

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Singapore
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Following a recent report published by Al Jazeera on June 27, the Filipino government has taken steps to protect the welfare of its domestic workers in Singapore.

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Singapore Announces Plan to Manage Foreign Workers

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Singapore today spelt out a two-pronged approach to manage foreign workers that included reducing the reliance on low-cost labour to avoid a situation like the December 8 riot involving migrant workers from South Asia.

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Singapore denies maid ‘sale’

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Singapore
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Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has denied media reports that domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Burma (Myanmar) were being “displayed” in malls in the city-state and made “available for hire at cheap or discounted prices.”

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