Foreign Domestic Workers in SG
To celebrate Labour Day this year in 2021, we dedicated the month of May to appreciate the foreign workers who are closest to home; our domestic workers. In partnership with NTUC, The Salvation Army, Big Red Button and many others, we championed a campaign #MayWeCare, where we spent the month of may to create meaningful interactions and build healthy relationships with our foreign domestic workers.
For more information, check out the website (https://www.braveheart.sg/maywecare). Here are the main insights we have gleaned from our research and conversations with organisations actively advocating the cause.
Timeline of Foreign Domestic Workers' Role in Singapore
Singapore's labour market would possibly be drastically different if not for the presence of the foreign domestic workers in our homes.
Here's a historical glimpse of foreign domestic workers' impact on Singapore's society.
A Possible Reason for Singaporeans' Reliance on FDWs
Aside from performing household chores, FDWs are often employed to do caregiving work for the elderly and people with added needs in our homes.
Here's a look into why there is such a huge need for FDWs in Singapore.
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Common Challenges that FDWs face in Singapore:
What FDWs Need:
What a Good Maid Agency entails: