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Domestic Workers Cleaning Windows: Kudos MOM, But More Can Be Done

First, the enforcement of legislative and punitive measures are important, because they set noticeable precedents to deter employers from unnecessarily endangering the lives of their domestic workers. Second, MOM has reiterated the significance of educating the domestic workers on the proper ways of handling laundry and cleaning windows, through programmes and safety messages. Continue reading

Domestic Workers And Days Off: Faith And Flexibility, Not Micromanagement, Needed

I think it is unnecessary for laws or regulations to be defined to address the smallest of details; in fact, such introductions could potentially heighten the propensity for micromanagement, and increase the possibility of spontaneous conflict between workers and employers. Enforced, pedantic adherence to these stipulations could also make interactions or conversations more awkward, because many employers do view the worker as a member of the family. Continue reading

Beyond The Maids: This Globalised World We All Live In

“The discovery that virtually every Singaporean family has a maid at their beck and call at least six days a week comes as a bit of a shock to newly arrived Western expats” (We’re Not ‘Maid’ That Way, Mr. Liam O’Brien). I read with tremendous intrigue the commentary, “We’re Not ‘Maid’ That Way” (May 2, … Continue reading

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