The Ministry of Manpower is collating feedback on the day off issue for migrant domestic workers. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to show your support for a weekly day off guaranteed by law.
I’m working on my letter, and will post it in full on the blog as well as emailing it to MOM, but I want to call on my readers, particularly my local readers to help us convince MOM that Helpers deserve a day off every week.
This is becoming a highly contested issue here in Singapore. The Straits Times has published letters recently against and in favor of giving helpers a mandatory day off. Here are more in favor letters, here , and here. Here are more anti letters, and here. I’ve missed a number of them, and the comments section of practically all of them are skewed VERY anti days off for reasons that tend to boil down to me, me, me.
If you live here in Singapore, or ever have, now is not the time to be silent. Help speak out for those who have no voice.