Updated: 12/19/2012 22:55

Migrant Workers' Centre urge employers to be mindful of responsibilities to foreign workers



Migrant Workers' Centre urge employers to be mindful of responsibilities to foreign workers

The Migrant Workers' Centre has reminded employers of their responsibilities to foreign workers under Singapore's manpower regulations.

They include the prompt payment of salaries, providing acceptable housing and ensuring adequate care during their stay here.

This comes after yesterday's incident at a Yishun construction site where some workers stopped work as a result of unpaid salaries.

The Centre's Chairman Yeo Guat Kwang also urged the Manpower Ministry or M-O-M to respond swiftly to all foreign worker claims and complaints, so that workers won't take matters in their own hands out of desperation.

The Centre says it has always called for stricter enforcement against errant employers, and are encouraged by MOM's swift response in yesterday's case.

The Centre worked with MOM officials, the employers and workers to reach a satisfactory resolution.

It adds that it's ready to intervene and provide further assistance to the workers, should the need arise.

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