A memorandum, endorsed by 101 groups, was sent to the prime minister on 15 February 2016, calling on the government to reconsider the levy increase and to ensure that it is imposed on employers, not workers.
Sixty seven civil society groups have called on the government to immediately rescind the decision to allow employers of migrant workers to recover the foreign workers’ levies they paid to the government from the migrant workers concern.
Hygiene workers do the general public a favour by maintaining the cleanliness and pleasantness of public spaces despite the often dirty and dangerous nature of their jobs. Theirs is the nobler cause, says Jasmine Tea.
More than a hundred civil society groups from across the region have endorsed a statement opposing these amendments, which they feel will undermine the employer-employee relationship and erode workers’ rights.