Friday, April 24, 2015
give domestic staff a day off ????
In my 16 years in Singapore, I refused to employ a full time domestic helper. I cringe when people talk about maids.
I have seen good employers, I have seen really bad employers. I even made official complaints. No doubt there were bad apples in both parties.
A new video calls on Singapore's employers to give their domestic workers at least one day off per week to mark Labour Day on May 1. The initiative IGiveADayOff.org was organised by migrant workers group Transient Workers' Count Two (TWC2) and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather.
Interviewers ask mothers and their domestic staff a series of question about their children, with the children's answers shown separately. The video concludes, "Shouldn't we spend more time with our children? Let's give domestic workers their legal days off".