Updated: 07/10/2014 01:02

MWC heartened by MOM's response to COI report

MWC heartened by MOM's response to COI report

The Migrant Workers' Centre, MWC, says it's heartened by the commitment made by the government to move towards a skilled migrant workforce and improving housing options and living conditions for migrant workers in Singapore. 

The centre made the comment in a statement following Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin's speech in parliament on Monday on the Committee of Inquiry's report into the Little India riot. 

It said it has been championing these issues in the past two years. 

MWC strongly urges the Manpower Ministry to take concrete steps towards implementing a skills-based system which it says will boost productivity and also reduce migrant worker abuse. 

On its part, MWC says it will continue its outreach and education efforts to raise awareness among migrant workers of their rights and the available help channels they can go to if these rights are infringed. 

It will also continue to engage Singaporeans so that they better understand migrant workers.

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