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

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


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.

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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

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