Tag: maids

Current maid shortage one effect of Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore—The country is experiencing a shortage of domestic helpers at present, with the demand for maids exceeding the supply, according to a report from...

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...

Charity for foreign domestic workers throws birthday party for maids at its Singapore bicentennial...

Singapore— A charity aimed to upskill domestic helpers held a party not only in honour of the country’s bicentennial and National Day, but to...

Local cleaning business owner says Govt is not doing enough to protect businesses from...

A local cleaning business owner has blasted Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) who illegally take up cleaning jobs on their off days and has asked...

Plight of maids grows more complex with added caregiver duties on top of mistreatment...

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...

Maid commits suicide after being locked up for three months straight

Fashion designer Lisa Von Tang took to Facebook over the weekend to bring to light a rather rampant issue – the abuse of domestic...

Maids have dreams, don’t destroy them

Rebecca Bustamante was 19 when she came to Singapore. Her story started like those of the domestic helpers featured in The Sunday Times last...

Ugly Conservatives

Being liberal in conservative Singapore isn’t easy. You can upset people you are familiar with if you espouse ideas of equality and freedom on...

The Dark Side of Maids

Madam Loh Ah Lek, 87, speaks fluent Malay and a smattering of Teochew; hence her preference for an Indonesian maid. After spending close to an...

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,...
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