Updated: 09/03/2013 07:23

MWC introducing two new initiatives to help migrant workers

MWC introducing two new initiatives to help migrant workers

The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) is introducing two new initiatives to provide more help to migrant workers. 

One is a Dormitory Buddies Network comprising of a group of veteran workers of various nationalities who will act as a voice for their fellow migrant workers living in the same dormitory. 

This group of workers will have direct access to MWC should urgent issues arise. 

The network will also allow MWC to detect early signs of disputes so that it can intervene at an early stage. 

MWC Chairman, Yeo Guat Kwang, said during a visit to a workers' lodge, that there has been an increasing number of migrant workers going to MWC for help. 

Mr Yeo added that giving migrant workers accessibility to a proper help channel gives them assurance that their worries can be addressed by experienced and knowledgeable support. 

Another initiative is a 24-hour helpline that will serve migrant workers in their native languages. 

They can call this helpline to enquire or report errant practices for MWC's intervention, or request for urgent emergency assistance. 

The hotline will be effective come first quarter of next year.

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