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ends 25 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM

It has been nearly a year since COVID-19 started to hit foreign worker dormitories, and about eight months since most of the workers could return to work. But for some of them, life has not changed much.

From a CNA interview, Sayed, a foreign worker, for instance "(It's) like (being) in jail, just eating, watching a movie and then ... lying in bed, resting," he said. "That's why it's very hard for us."

After last year's mass Covid-19 infections among foreign workers living in cramped dormitories, the government swiftly unveiled plans to reduce the density of these residences. New complexes are being built, and older ones are set to be upgraded.

Migrant workers have enabled Singapore to continue developing as a good home and a great place to do business. Given Singapore's limited workforce, we would not be able to stay competitive in certain sectors if not for migrant workers.

It is crucial to take care of them, especially in a difficult and stressful time like during this period.

Could we offer them a better way ahead?

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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