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Multiple measures to try to deal with abusive confinement of maids. How well will they work? Are there better, less-costly solutions?
Triangulating from various figures published recently, the latest estimate for Singapore's dorm population is 275,000, of whom about 45% are fully vaccinated.
MOM plans 9 medical centres across Singapore geared to serving migrant workers, Making provision is good, but if employers stymie demand, healthcare goals may be elusive.
Only fifteen Covid-19 cases among dorm residents in April, May and June 2021; workers still largely locked down
In the second quarter of 2021, there were only 15 cases of Covid-19 in worker dormitories, a mere fraction of cases in Singapore.
A letter in Straits Times Forum called for trade skills training for Singaporeans to avoid over-dependence on foreign labour. But that's not the elephant in the room.
If fired for refusing to give consent to salary reduction, workers can look to MOM for transfer, says minister
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo describes what her ministry does in the event that a worker refuses to give consent to a salary reduction demanded by the employer.
Letter in Straits Times: Allow foreign workers whose work permits have been cancelled to stay and look for new job
TWC2 calls for transfer opportunities for migrant workers whose work permits have been cancelled and those on Special Passes.
Six men had jobs involving ships or marine structures. They had all received two doses of vaccine and five were asymptomatic.