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.
What They Say About Us
- Working through the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), a number of labor groups from Southeast Asia have proposed the ASEAN Social Charter, which they see …
- Labour rights do not feature prominently on ASEAN’s agenda, but the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) is pushing for a social charter and a framework for the protection of migrant workers.
- ASEAN22 : The ASEAN Social Charter was designed by the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and labour-friendly NGOs as a social counterpart to ASEAN’s economic
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