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PHILIPPINE EMBASSY ATTENDS THE LAUNCH OF THE FUN DAY FOR MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS, AN INITIATIVE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES SINGAPORE

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PR-003-2023

8 January 2023, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy and the Migrant Workers Office-Singapore attended the launch of the AEA(S) Fun Club, a new initiative of the Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore) on 8 January 2023 at 10 Square in Orchard Central. The  initiative was done in partnership with a non-profit organization called The Rice Company Limited (TRCL). The AEA(S) Fun Club offers arts and creative activities, which include dance therapy workshops, percussion sessions, and talks about health and self-development.

The creation of the club is in response to new legislation effective 1 January 2023 that makes it compulsory for all employers to give MDWs at least one rest day a month, and neither party can ask to drop this requirement in favor of compensation.

K Jayaprema, president of AEA(S), acknowledged that there is a lack of organized activities for MDWs on their rest days, especially since the rest days cannot be compensated. The Fun Club helps address this gap by organizing a series of free weekly activities in the form of a club that could serve as a trusted and safe enclave for MDWs to rest and recharge from their work, as well as interact with their own network of friends, she added (END).

Photo credit to AEAS Singapore
Photo credit to AEAS Singapore