22 Jun '11, 9am

Wonderful. The MOM will now undergo consultation to study the strange phenomena of letting people rest.

SINGAPORE - The perennial debate between employers and welfare groups has been reignited, as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday that it will consult employers, agencies and non-government organisations whether to make it compulsory for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to be given a rest day every week. In an email reply to MediaCorp queries, the MOM added that it is reviewing the current flexible arrangement whereby domestic helpers are allowed regular rest days or compensation in lieu. The MOM did not give a timeline for the consultation period and members of the public can email their views and suggestions to [email protected] The review comes after Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob said on Sunday that Singapore should consider making it compulsory for employers to give maids a rest day every week. Currently, instead...

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