17 Jun '11, 1am

NGO Calls for International Domestic Workers Law to be Ratified in Singapore

NGO Calls for International Domestic Workers Law to be Ratified in Singapore

Singapore, Friday 17 June 2011 – Non-governmental organisation, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), has called on the Singapore government to ratify the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers which was approved by vote at the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) annual conference in Geneva today. In 2008, the ILO Governing Body decided to address decent work for domestic workers the following year. A convention was proposed and then debated in both 2010 and 2011. Singapore is a state member of the ILO. Madam Halimah Yacob, MP, Deputy Secretary-General of the NTUC, and recently appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, was appointed Chairperson of the Employees’ representative group at the ILO in 2010. She is on record as being strongly in favour of a convention. At the ILO conference last year, she said, “T...

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