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Labour

ST readers refute survey results that says salary is not the biggest driver for job satisfaction for Singapore workers

According to a study done by data collection platform Qualtrics, it is revealed that salary is not the biggest driver of satisfaction among Singapore employees. The Straits Times (ST) published an article about the results of the report which was released yesterday (16 January), and sought to provide details of the daily experience of Singapore’s working population and how key …

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Domestic workers are psychologically coerced into conditions of forced labour

In a panel discussion about the report on forced labour in the migrant domestic work sector, Archana Kotecha said that many countries are much further along than Singapore in their journey in offering protections to migrant domestic workers (MDWs). Ms Kotecha, Asia Region Director and Head of Legal at Liberty Shared – who collaborated with the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration …

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MOM seems reluctant to acknowledge the abuses faced by migrant domestic workers

MOM has seen the report on forced labour in the migrant domestic worker (MDW) sector by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Hong Kong-based anti-human trafficking organisation Liberty Shared, says HOME Executive Director Sheena Kaur. The report illustrates the reprehensible abuses that MDWs are forced to endure here in Singapore. It highlights multiple case studies in which migrant …

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It’s shameful how reluctant authorities are in pursuing cases of verbal or emotional abuse against migrant domestic workers

In a report on forced labour in the domestic work sector in Singapore, the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and anti-human trafficking organisation Liberty Shared talked about a particularly distressing case of abuse of a migrant domestic worker (MDW) and the reluctance of authorities to intervene unless obvious physical abuse is involved. The worker in question, known only as …

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Vague employment laws and policies lead to abuse of domestic workers, says HOME report

While the Singapore government emphasises that Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) are covered by the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA), the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Liberty Shared claim that the ambiguous language of the EFMA is insufficient to effectively protect MDWs or preserve their rights. Their report on Forced Labour in Singapore – co-published by anti-human trafficking …

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Migrant domestic workers in Singapore working in conditions akin to forced labour according to new report

In a report by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) and Hong Kong-based anti-human trafficking organisation Liberty Shared, the top three problems that foreign domestic workers faced in Singapore were overwork, verbal abuse, and salary related disputes. However, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) rebutted the findings, saying that it “does not accurately reflect the employment and working conditions of …

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MOM conned by F&B company into issuing EPs to 20 “foreign talents”

It was reported today (14 Jan) that GD Group, a food and beverage company operating the restaurant chain Penang Culture, had deceived the Manpower Ministry (MOM) into issuing Employment Pass to 20 of its foreign employees, when they did not meet the requirements. According to MOM's website, only eligible foreigners will be considered for an Employment Pass to work in …

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