30 Sep '11, 9pm

16 maid employment agencies fined for price fixing: by Ong Dai Lin SINGAPORE - The 16 maid employment agencies w...

SINGAPORE - The 16 maid employment agencies which had agreed in January to raise the salaries of new Indonesian maids were fined by the competition watchdog, Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), yesterday. The fines totalled S$152,563, with the amount ranging from S$5,000 to S$42,317 for each agency. Nation Employment received the highest fine. The agencies have two months to appeal. At a press conference yesterday, CCS chief executive Yena Lim said the calculation of the fines took into account the turnover of the maid agencies. The penalties were on average less than 1 per cent of the agencies' total turnover. According to CCS assistant chief executive Toh Han Li, it also looked at the duration of the price fixing agreement. As CCS had "moved in quickly and snuffed the conduct early", Mr Toh said the multiplier for duration of agreement was "rather small". The 16 m...

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