21 Jun '11, 12pm

MOM reviewing call for weekly rest day for maids

MOM reviewing call for weekly rest day for maids

SINGAPORE: The Manpower Ministry (MOM) said it is currently reviewing the call for the government to implement a weekly rest day for domestic maids with compensation in-lieu. In an email reply to Channel NewsAsia, MOM said it will consult with various stakeholders including employers, employment agencies and non-governmental organisations. Members of the public can email their views and suggestions to [email protected] . MOM said it recognises the benefits of rest days to the well-being and productivity of foreign domestic maids. However, instead of mandating rest days, it said the government has adopted a more flexible approach of allowing households to work out a mutually agreement employment arrangement with their maids, and encouraging employers to grant their workers regular rest days. Accredited employment agencies use a standard employment contract for maids, whic...

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