The Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) commends the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for signalling its willingness to make the work pass framework more flexible and retaining more experienced, proven and better integrated workers.
From the key findings, the Labour Movement is even more convinced that more work needs to be done to support working families in the area of work-life harmony, and helping them cope with responsibilities both at work and at home.
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Secretary-General Lim Swee Say called on behalf of the Labour Movement for Central Provident Fund (CPF) rates to be enhanced. This is to help workers save more for retirement and for healthcare expenditures.
At the annual SSPHBOA Lunar New Year Dinner on 8 February 2014, MWC stated its commitment to work with the association on enhanced transport services, which will include exploring new routes and improving bus scheduling and safety measures at pick-up and drop-off locations.
Behind every worker is a family waiting for them to return home safely. The recent spate of workplace accidents that claimed five lives and injured one within the past two weeks is cause for much sadness and grave concern.