Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

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Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:05 am

Foreign maids to attend one-day settling in programme from May

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 88353.html

By Amelia Tan

The new compulsory Settling-in-Programme (SIP) for first-time maids will be introduced from May 1.

It will be conducted as a one-day course that costs $75 for employers.

Currently, employers pay $7 for their maids to sit the English entry test and $28 for the Safety Awareness Course (SAC).

The SIP replaces the English entry test which has been a bug bear for many first-time maids who find it hard to pass because of their weak command of the language.

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The above means that the massive cost charged by maid agencies for "training" the maid before sending them to Singapore is nothing but a money spinning scam, resulting in maids having to borrow huge loan

looks like more and more truths will be revealed .....
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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby fairplay » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Settling-In Programme for FDWs starts May 1
by Channel NewsAsia


"The ministry has appointed two Accredited Training

Providers (ATPs) - Grace Management & Consultancy Services and ECON Careskill Training Centre - to conduct the SIP.

The FDWs can attend the course with either one of the ATPs, with the S$75 fee to be borne by the FDW's employer."

Another #### idea from MOM and more cost for employers! Settling in program in one day at $75? Maids (or for that matter people) will need more than 1 day to settle in!

There are so many issues raised by employers on their maids. And all these can be imparted to the maids in one day?

Who benefits? I do not mind having a share in either of the two companies providing the training. Only they can do the training. There is even no need to do any marketing at all. WOW!

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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:00 pm

Uniquely Singapore!
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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby mgnvr » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:08 pm

Looks like I will be forced to retain my current helper.

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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby aiyoh » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:29 pm

if progam no work...can or cannot get money back from MOM..must pay and pay some more ......employers can do what....

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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby Hard Truth » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:21 pm

aiyoh wrote:if progam no work...can or cannot get money back from MOM..must pay and pay some more ......employers can do what....


I don't think you are going to get any refund from MOM.

Employers can do what..? There are many maid employers. They can wait till 2016 and make MOM ...pay and pay.

Sooner or later there is going to be the straw that breaks the camel back

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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby Dnls_mum » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 pm

Another measure to please the human rights group and those NGOs?

Actually this settling in thingy may not be effective. If teach Singapore style, not good enough since we have so many Citizen and PR families recruiting maids too, and they themselves may have prob settling in, or have diff style and habits. My maid had friend working for their own Philipinos. She say worse then working for local Singaporeans cause they treat the maid like they still back in the Philippines. In her case, no amount of settling course will help.

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Re: Yet more regulation and more cost to bear

Postby POA Teacher » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:15 am

MOM collect levy every month for what?
Should use part of that- pay for the course for the maids, insurance etc

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