Tag: FDWs

S’pore govt actually had to remind S’poreans to feed their foreign domestic helpers

Singapore – With the recent incidents of foreign domestic helper abuse surfacing in the country, the Singapore government, via the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), had to release an “Employer’s Guide” on December 2018 which includes a reminder to provide FDWs with three meals a...

MOM says FDWs should be given 3 meals a day, but many employers are not complying

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requires employers to provide Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) with three meals a day, enough for "a female engaged in moderate activity", but more and more FDWs are coming forward with disturbing reports that they are not receiving adequate food...

New clubhouse for foreign domestic workers with counselling services and sports centre

Singapore's Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) lead complex lives and have to manage their own affairs and happiness as well as the satisfaction of their employers. Being legally entitled to one rest day a week, the FDWs need a place where they can maximize their...

Employers foresee problems with new MOM rule disallowing them from keeping helpers’ money

The Ministry of Manpower released a new condition of the Work Permit which prevents employers from sake-keeping money on behalf of their domestic workers. This new ruling, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2019, was put in place by MOM for...

MOM: Employers no longer allowed to hold money for domestic helpers

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has issued a new Work Permit condition stating that employers are no longer allowed to hold or keep money (salaries, bonuses or any personal money) belonging to their hired domestic workers. This is slated to take effect in January...

Indonesian workers listed for sale on Carousell; MOM investigates

On September 14, Friday morning, a netizen went on popular Facebook page All Singapore Stuff to alert people about a listing blatantly advertising domestic helpers from Indonesia on the online marketplace Carousell. The user, @maid.recruitment, had posted full face photos of the women and had even...