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ends 30 May 2020, 11:59 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global battle that has affected every single person, regardless of gender, age, race, religion or nationality.

In Singapore, one group which has been the hardest hit is that of our migrant workers. We have seen the number of migrant workers who contracted the virus rise over the last few weeks, especially those who live in the dormitories. Many of them left their families, loved ones and homes to make their way to Singapore, to build our homes, roads and infrastructure. At this time of need, Singaporeans have stepped up to help many of these migrant workers, who have had to stop working during the circuit breaker period.

Having been in the construction industry for over 30 years, LCH values and appreciates the vital role of migrant workers in nation-building. As such, LCH is initiating this campaign as part of its efforts to give back to the migrant workers community during this difficult time.

In our nation's battle against COVID-19, the Singapore government recently announced a Solidarity Payment of $600 to Singaporeans aged 21 and above. To kickstart this campaign, LCH employees will be voluntarily contributing their $600 Solidarity Payments, in part or in full, to this campaign.

We hope that fellow Singaporeans and residents will recognise the sacrifices and hard work that our migrant workers have put in all these years, and support this campaign by donating generously.

All proceeds will go to the Migrant Workers Centre (MWC).

About The Charity

The Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) is the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). MWC assists migrant workers redress employment disputes and furthers education and awareness among them of their employment rights. MWC also promotes migrant workers' social integration as well as their harmonious co-existence with Singaporeans at the workplace and beyond. As case assistance for migrant workers is frequently accompanied by follow-on issues with housing, food and other subsistence costs, the MWAF was set up in 2012 (IPC-certified in 2014) to fund all humanitarian and emergency assistance rendered to MWC case clients - if their employers fail to discharge the duty to care for and protect their own workers. The MWAF allows the MWC to cover and protect vulnerable workers up till their outstanding matters are resolved and concluded, and is a key resource for the MWC in providing proper and adequate help to distressed and victimized migrant workers in Singapore.

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