01 Sep '13, 11pm

Recruiters stop deployment of maids to Singapore

MANILA - A group of local recruiters has declared a moratorium on the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to Singapore. The Association of Licensed Recruitment Agencies for Singapore (ALRAS) yesterday said all their members would stop sending Filipino HSWs to Singapore starting today. Lucita Sermonia, ALRAS president, said they declared a moratorium in a bid to stop their counterparts in Singapore from collecting placement fees. “We say no to placement fee collections that are done through deductions from the monthly salaries of the workers,” Sermonia said in a statement. She said their group is pushing for reforms in the hiring of HSWs, including a stop to the collection of placement fees. “We are telling our counterparts in Singapore about the need to adhere to Philippine laws and rules on overseas employment which prohibit the collection of placement fees fro...

Full article: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/09/01/13/recru...

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