30 Sep '11, 5am

Leticia salary was never spoilt 16 employment agencies fined for fixing maids' salaries.

Leticia salary was never spoilt 16 employment agencies fined for fixing maids' salaries.

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has fined 16 employment agencies $152,563 for collectively fixing the monthly salaries of new Indonesian maids. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW By Amanda Tan The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has fined 16 employment agencies $152,563 for collectively fixing the monthly salaries of new Indonesian maids. The agencies - which include big players like Nation Employment and Jack Focus - were found to have flouted anti-competition rules by meeting in January to discuss a collective pay increase for new Indonesian maids, from $380 to $450 a month. The agencies said the pay revision was aimed at easing a supply crunch for Indonesian maids. CCS said it decided to take action because the collective pay rise would affect many families in Singapore who hire domestic helpers.

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