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Singapore’s Inaugural Foreign Domestic Workers’ Day

Tribute to foreign domestic workers for their contributions to society

Minister of State (MOS) for Trade & Industry and Manpower Mr Lee Yi Shyan graced the inaugural Foreign Domestic Workers’ (FDWs) Day on 5 December 2010. Organised by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Skills Training (FAST) and other partners, the event paid tribute to FDWs for their contributions to society.

MOS delivered a speech which highlighted the important role that the Government, employer and non-governmental organisations such as FAST play in ensuring the well-being of FDWs. He also shared how MOM has enforced minimum standards on safety and health, and how MOM is raising the professional standards of employment agencies through a review of the regulatory framework.

You can read the speech for more details.