Singapore was one of only nine governments not to vote in favor of new global labor standards––125 governments voted in favor––which address protections for up to 100 million workers worldwide, most of whom have often been excluded from such basic labor protections as a day off.
Singapore is home to more than one hundred thousand migrant domestic workers and should be making protection of their rights a priority.
Singapore’s resistance to including domestic workers in the Employment Act is falling way out of step with a growing international consensus.
Three ASEAN Countries abstained from the vote -Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Swaziland was the only government that did not vote in favor of the convention. El Salvador, Malaysia, Panama, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Sudan, the Czech Republic, and Thailand abstained from the vote.
- Asean unions relaunch online complaints mechanism for migrant workers
- Asean official meets ATUC, receives ATUC Bali Declaration
- ATUC leaders meet in Bali, adopt Declaration on key concerns of labour in Asean
- ATUC youth joins conference on reducing youth unemployment and the future of work
- Making women in leadership a norm
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