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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Domestic Workers
Region(s): East Asia & Southeast Asia ; Singapore
Singapore Employer fined S$15,000 for not paying domestic worker's salary. Channel News Asia . (13 September 2017)

A Singaporean woman has been fined S$15,000 after being convicted of not paying her maid's salary for about a year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday (Sep 13).

Philippines Singapore Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy. Channel News Asia . (31 March 2017)
By Lim, Kenneth.

In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy's Labour Attache Ramon Pastrana said this is due to the "fluctuation of exchange rates of the USD" in relation to the Singapore dollar.

Singapore Couple jailed, fined for starving maid, who lost 20kg. Today . (27 March 2017)
By Mokhatar, Faris.

For starving their Filipino domestic helper, which caused her weight to plummet by almost 20kg over a 15-month period, a Singaporean couple was sentenced to jail and a fine by a district court on Monday (March 27).

By Chuan Junn, Loh.

The Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) helped to resolve 83 per cent of the 517 cases it saw at the end of its inauguration year in 2016, with the remaining cases still ongoing, according its latest social report issued on Sunday (Jan 22).

Singapore 'Invisible' Domestic Workers In Singapore. Pulitzer Center . (12 January 2017)
By Estrin, James.

"Migrant workers are invisible people," Xyza said. "We are like air. People need us but they don't see us. We exist to please them, to serve them, but they don't really see us as part of the society. We have voices - it's just that no one is listening."

Singapore Domestic helpers to undergo new programmes on Singapore's security Channel News Asia . (21 December 2016)
By Wai Kit, Leong.

In addition to training in areas like work safety, all maids who plan to work in Singapore will soon have to take part in new programmes that stress the importance of the country's security.

Singapore New shelter for foreign domestic workers to open in 2017. Channel News Asia . (18 December 2016)
By Chia, Alice.

Foreign domestic workers embroiled in disputes will soon be able to get more support, with the launch of a new shelter for them, the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) announced in a media release on Sunday.

By Yangchen, Lin.

The Filipino domestic worker was one of 44 who graduated on Sunday (Dec 4) from a pioneering course in eldercare run by Care Academy, in partnership with the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (Fast). She was also among the four scholarship recipients.

Singapore Domestic workers discriminated against by employer feedback system The Independent . (2 December 2016)
By Wham, Jolovan.

Agencies interviewed in the article reported that most employers would not hire a domestic worker if they found out that such feedback had been given to the Ministry.

Employment agencies should itemise, standardise, and make transparent a clear breakdown of the costs associated with employing foreign domestic workers (FDWs), said the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) on Saturday (Oct 29).