Tag: foreign domestic workers

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...

Yet another maid tells the story of being humiliated and yelled at in public

A foreign domestic worker known as Mamaa Isco took to Facebook yesterday evening to share the heartbreaking tale of how she was yelled at in public by her employer for not answering the phone. Her post, shared on a closed-group on Facebook received many sympathetic...

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...

Employer yells at and humiliates maid in public for giving child a biscuit

A video of an employer yelling at her domestic helper for giving her son a biscuit has made rounds through the Internet and social media. Not only does the lady scream at her helper at the top of her lungs, she does so in...

Maid has sex with employer’s 71-year-old father-in-law; accuses him of rape when he refuses to give her $3K

A 32-year-old Indonesian domestic helper, Dina Melina, was sentenced to three months' jail on Tuesday after she pleaded guilty to one count of giving false information to a policewoman when she had lied that her employer's father-in-law, 71, had molested and raped her. The court...

Maids: Talk to them, trust them and give them a break

Overworked and stressed – that is the plight of most maids working in Singapore. Along with the struggles to meet their employers' demands and expectations, some maids have reacted by going from one extreme to another, including suicide and murdering their employers or family members. To...