Video: Mums and Maids | Transient Workers Count Too |
This video has been made by a group called ‘Transient Workers Count Too’ in Singapore and talks about the stark realities of the busy life in the city. Parents have maid to take care of children, but in turn lose connection with the kids. Below is a note that they posted.
The video has been made as a part of run up to the International Labour Day on May 1. Transient Workers Count Too is a non-profit organisation working towards improving working conditions of migrant workers.
Approximately 40% of Singapore’s 222,500 domestic workers do not have a weekly day off, despite a law coming into effect in January 2013 making it mandatory. To pledge your commitment to giving domestic workers their legal days off, visit http://www.igiveadayoff.org/
“What may help the bonding with your child is also a fundamental worker’s right: a weekly day off.”
– Transient Workers Count Too, TWC2.
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