Singapore launches WorkRight campaign

HRM 17 Jan 2013

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) have jointly launched the WorkRight campaign which aims to protect basic employee rights.

The campaign seeks to protect vulnerable groups such as low-wage and senior workers by enforcing compliance with the CPF Act and Employment Act (EA).  This aim provides a dual effect – it educates workers about their rights and also imposes legal obligations upon employers, said MOM on their official website.

Some key points of the WorkRight campaign include include CPF contributions, timely payment of salary, overtime pay, granting of paid annual and medical leave, adherence to standard working hours, and other such provisions as outlined in the Employment Act (EA), according to the MOM.

The campaign also encourages abused workers to report their errant employers under the assurance of strict confidentiality. Employers who comply with the Acts will be granted certain concessions, but employers who violate the Acts will face harsh penalties.

Non-compliant employers can be reported at hotline number 1800-221-9922 or via email at workright@mom.gov.sg. The identity of the caller will be kept strictly confidential. 



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