Laws by Indo authorities on cleaning in high rise homes.....

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Laws by Indo authorities on cleaning in high rise homes.....

Postby fairplay » Tue May 08, 2012 4:34 pm

'Reconsider restrictions on maid duties'
by Monica Kotwani
04:45 AM May 07, 2012 (TODAY)

The Association of Employment Agencies in Singapore (AEAS) has spoken out against the new laws imposed by the Indonesian authorities preventing its domestic workers from cleaning the exterior of windows and hanging laundry in high-rise homes.

The AEAS said yesterday that the source countries should focus on training instead of imposing rules against doing certain household chores.

The Indonesian Embassy announced last week that all new Indonesian maids and employers will have to sign a contract which includes a clause barring maids from carrying out these chores. The new rule came into effect this month. The ban comes after eight Indonesian foreign domestic workers (FDW) fell to their deaths in the last five months. The AEAS said that instead of imposing such clauses in contracts, the focus of the Indonesian authorities should be on safety training at the source country.

AEAS president K Jeyaprema said that such training could entail using some of the 400 hours of mandatory training at source training centres to focus on getting the domestic workers used to their living and working environments.

"A lot of it has to do with the foreign domestic worker and how conscious she is of her own safety," said Ms Jeyaprema, who added that the AEAS will provide input to the Indonesian authorities on improving the training programmes.

She said: "We have to focus on educating the foreign domestic worker. I think Singaporean employers are responsible people - I don't see them risking a foreign domestic worker's life over a chore like cleaning windows or hanging clothes." Monica Kotwani
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Interesting that speaking on behalf of employers came from AEAS and not from our MOM who are supposed to look after the employers welfare.

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Re: Laws by Indo authorities on cleaning in high rise homes.

Postby Pris.tang » Tue May 08, 2012 4:40 pm

thanks for sharing.

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Re: Laws by Indo authorities on cleaning in high rise homes.

Postby 3darlings » Tue May 08, 2012 5:25 pm

i dun think its effective this month. those of us who were at the indo embassy in april were made to sign the new contract with such clause inside.

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Re: Laws by Indo authorities on cleaning in high rise homes.

Postby fairplay » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:03 pm

Our wonderful MOM has now put more onus on employers, You better be around when your maids clean your windows.

Up the penalty on employers ...that their way of solving problems

What happened to the $75 that we pay for SIP? Another useless money sucking initiative to "help" both maids and employers?

Looks to me that the only people who benefit are those that are engaged to conduct the courses? Do employers get refunds if the program is hopeless?

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