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MOM: No loophole in Employment Agency framework
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Minister of Manpower (MOM) states that there is no loophole in its Employment Agency (EA) framework and the allegations stated in the story posted by The Online Citizen (TOC) on 29 September are untrue. Following a tipoff from a whistleblower, TOC reported that two employment agencies at Read More

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Domestic worker jumps out of window to escape agent abuse
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Kirsten Han A little over two weeks. That was how long Nina Duwi Koriah had been in Singapore before she fell out of the third-storey window of her agent’s home following humiliating verbal abuse and mental distress. Her agent, who has been Read More

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FDW owed 10 months of salary, sent back home after Ministry of Manpower said she must return
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

  On 18 September this year, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) published a post about Listi (*not her real name), a domestic workers from Indonesia, who had 10 months, or more than $5,000 withheld by employer. She had no rest days, and Read More

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Owner of employment agency with demerit points from MOM, re-opens another company to operate at same location
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A member of public wrote in to The Online Citizen stating the below, “Happen to know that an Employment Agency, Reliable Link Services , a firm opened by PRC specialising in getting S Passes and Employment Passes numbering about 150 for the past Read More

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Foreign domestic workers living in harsh condition at agency while waiting for employment
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On Sunday, Jolovan Wham, a migrant worker rights activist posted a photo of several women lying on the floor of a kitchen on his instagram, stating that the women are foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are waiting to be deployed to their employers. The Read More

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ST “censors” NGO letter on recommendations to safeguard well-being of FDW caregivers
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Just this morning, Straits Times published a letter written by local non-government organisation, HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) that was submitted in response to the ST article published on 4 Sept on providing assistance to caregivers in Singapore. The article was re-titled to Read More

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Director charged by MOM for illegal labour importation and kickback offences
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On 29 August 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged a 42-year-old Singaporean woman, Poh Kwi Ko, the Director of Aik Heng Contracts and Services Pte Ltd, for offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA). Poh faced a total of 42 charges; 10 Read More

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Mercer: Singaporeans are less satisfied with their companies compared to their global counterparts
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singaporeans are less satisfied with their employers compared to their global counterparts, according to Mercer’s new Singapore employee engagement index Only 68% of Singaporean employees advocate for their companies as good places to work, compared to 76% in APAC. 30% feel their employers Read More

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Why can’t we be transparent – for once – on labour statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Lee Kuan Yew’s warning about foreign workers?  I was tagged by Yeoh Lam Keong to a facebook photo which quoted Lee Kuan Yew in 2010- “In five years, you will have 120,000 work-permit holders .. in 10 years, a quarter million. Is it bearable? Maybe if they Read More

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Renting and driving for Uber: How much do you need to work to break even?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by ValuePenguin.sg Everyone knows how expensive it is to own a car in Singapore. To get around these high prices ranging from S$100,000 and above, some savvy consumers have been resorting to renting from Uber and driving them for few hours a day to make up for Read More

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