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“FOR A DECENT BURIAL” – A story of dignity, courage and love


For the past 10 years that I’ve been living in Singapore, I’ve heard many very emotional stories about domestic helpers: some that make you cry, some that make you shout and willing to rebel against the system, some about appalling … Continue reading

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A NEW BATCH of HELPERS got their CERTIFICATE in FIRST AID!


Congratulations to May, Teresa, Lenie, Librada, Agnes, Virgie, Rebeca, Melisa and Kenny! They attended the First Aid course designed for domestic helpers: 5 hours of class with practical exercises, lots of learning and 2 evaluations: and they all passed with … Continue reading

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HELPERS on their OFF DAYS: REST NEEDED!


My attention was recently raised by a discussion on a facebook group of French ladies living in Singapore. Some of them were asking advice on what to do on Chinese New Year with their helper: give 3 days off? Give … Continue reading

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NO TRIAL PERIOD FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS


No trial period for domestic helpers in Singapore who start a new job (explanations) I was questionned on my Facebook page about the possibility for a domestic helper in Singapore to be hired with a trial period before she is … Continue reading

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SPECIAL DAY FOR DOMESTIC HELPERS!


Sunday 16th December 2012 at UWC College (East campus) TWC2 is celebrating the 7th International Migrants’ Day, a world wide event, with special activities: Futsal and Volley-ball games Awards for veterans domestic workers Lunch Gifts and goodies Excerpts from TWC2 Newsletter: … Continue reading

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NEW HEALTH CLASS COMING THIS NOVEMBER

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– COMING SOON: FIRST HELP COURSE for DOMESTIC HELPERS in Singapore – Teach your domestic helper how to handle injuries and illnesses in your child! Course is given by a certified French medical doctor. Saturday 17th November: Management of common … Continue reading

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NEW SAFETY RULES for Window cleaning in homes


Following the death of 9 domestic helpers since last January, from high rise buildings,  the Ministry of Manpower has sent a notice to all employers informing them of the new rules for all homes higher than 2nd floor: 1. the … Continue reading

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Quel salaire minimum pour une employée de maison?


La question du salaire minimum des bas salaires fait rage à Singapour ces derniers temps à la suite d’une déclaration tonitruante d’un leader habituellement écouté. Hélas, les employées de maison sont exclues de la réflexion. Un économiste singapourien réputé, Lim … Continue reading

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