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 The identity of the caller will be kept strictly confidential. 

Leave your comment
Start a new discussion

HRM Asia forum is the place for positive industry interaction and welcomes your professional and informed opinion.

Post a Comment
HRM Asia welcomes your contribution. Your IP address is recorded in the event of a complaint.
Name *
Email *
(required, but will not display)
Comment *
Please enter in the numbers in the box left.
You are about to submit your comment. Is it:
  • Professional
  • In your own name or pseudonym, not impersonating someone else
  • Free from rude language
  • Free from advertising
  • If you prefer not to post but are still keen to get your viewpoint across, you can always e-mail the editor.
  • 15 Apr | Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte.Ltd. | Singapore
    A Leading Hotel Chain Group
    11 Apr | Talent Insight Executive Search | Singapore
    Recognised globally as one of the leading organisations in the industrial and commerce space, this dynamic US multinational is poised at an exciting s ...
    17 Apr | Robert Walters | Singapore
    Organisational leadership in the 21st century
    Sherman Ong, Chief Development Officer, National Cancer Centre, shares with us the core competencies required in a leader today
    Spearheading corporate democracy @ Facebook
    Tailor-make your talent strategy: Top tips from Carlsberg
    Standard Chartered : Where L&D is always evolving
    Performance Leadership Pte Ltd |
    Increase productivity and getting funding from Health Promotion Board, through a series of General Health and Mental Wellness programmes.
    Organisational Development Concepts |
    The Service Excellence Competency Frame (SVCF) is a competency-based training and assessment framework that equips service professionals with the rele ...
    Performance Leadership Pte Ltd |
    Lunch, Learn and Bond with your teams, all within 1 hour! Choose from a variety of light-hearted, interesting or thought-provoking topics that appeal ...