Debt, Delays, Deductions: Wage issues faced by foreign domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Articles, Facts, research, analysis

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The ‘3 Ds’ report (produced in September 2006) looked at the level of debt carried by domestic workers newly arrived in Singapore as a result of the placement costs they bear. It also reports on delays in payments and salary deductions. It proposes a cap on charges to domestic workers. The issues raised unfortunately remain topical even in 2013: placement costs have risen further since the report was published.

Download the pdf version of the 32-page report by clicking the icon: download_report

TWC2 is an organization that is dedicated to assisting low-wage migrant workers when they are in difficulty. We are motivated by a sense of fairness and humanity, though our caseload often exceeds our
means.

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