Tag: domestic foreign workers

Woman pleads guilty to ordering her maids to slap and pour water over each other

Singapore—A 62-year-old woman admitted that she had her three domestic helpers slap or pour water over each other whenever she was unhappy with their work. Mdm Kan Choi Yit entered a guilty plea in court on Thursday (March 12) to one charge of instigating her...

Debate on whether foreign workers should have a space to gather on their day off

Singapore — The deaths of two Filipino domestic helpers in a car accident at Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road on Dec 29 has sparked debate on whether foreign workers here should have a space where they can gather on their days off. While there are...

YouGov: Almost half of Singaporeans believe maids should be paid under S$600/month

Singapore—New research from YouGov shows that nearly half of Singaporeans, or 48 percent, think that domestic helpers in the country should be paid less than S$600 monthly. Fifty-two percent believe that they should be paid more than that amount. YouGov’s research centered around what Singaporeans...

Plight of maids grows more complex with added caregiver duties on top of mistreatment and criminal activity

Recent events of maids' involvement in criminal activity, mistreatment of maids by employers, and now additional caregiving duties have compounded the already complex situation of maids working in Singapore. In a letter to the media, Daniel Tan, the Vice President of the Caregiving Welfare Association, addresses...