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Tuesday, 06 March 2012 - 14:28
Maids in Singapore to get a weekly day off from 2013
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The Singaporean government has announced a new requirement for maids working in the country to get a weekly rest day.

The new regulation will take effect from 1 January 2013 and apply to all foreign maids whose work permits are renewed or issued after the date.

The move came after a longstanding campaign by activists and governments of the maids' countries.

There are more than 200,000 maids in Singapore, mostly from the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.

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