Migrant Workers' Centre reminds employers of their roles






SINGAPORE: The Migrant Workers' Centre has reminded employers of their responsibilities to foreign workers under Singapore's manpower regulations.

These include prompt payment of salaries, providing acceptable housing and adequate care during their stay here.

The reminder came after Tuesday' incident at a Yishun construction site where some workers stopped work as a result of unpaid salaries.

The centre's chairman, Yeo Guat Kwang, also urged the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to respond swiftly to all foreign worker claims and complaints so that they do not take matters into their own hands out of desperation.

The centre said it has always advocated for stricter enforcement against errant employers, and is encouraged by the ministry's swift response to Tuesday's Yishun incident.

The centre said it received notice of the workers' salary dispute with Sime Chong Construction at 4pm on Tuesday, and quickly sent a team to the site.

The team worked with MOM officials, the employer and workers to reach a satisfactory resolution.

The centre also provided emergency housing for four workers who were not able to have their claims resolved on Tuesday. It will follow up with the ministry on Wednesday and is confident of a favourable resolution for them.

The centre added that it is ready to intervene and provide further assistance to the workers, should the need arise.

- CNA/al



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