Everyone needs a day off to rest and relax from work or school. Domestic workers (often called \'maids\') are no different. Even though current standard contracts have provisions for days off, these are often disregarded or neutralised, such as by persuading the worker to sign away her day off. As a result, about half the maids in Singapore do not have a single day off during the entire period of their employment contract, which may be a period of two years and up. Of those who do get days off, many receive only one or two days off a month. Only a lucky minority enjoy a day off a week. I call for domestic workers to be given one full day off every week, to be guaranteed by law.
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annalyn, Philippines6 years ago Comments: everyone needs a day off!
Bridgit ODonovan, Singapore7 years ago
John Gee, Singapore7 years ago Comments: Everyone needs time off. Domestic worker groups across Asia are calling for a weekly day off for all domestic workers: why should they be refused a right most people take for granted
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