Review all foreign workers' work conditions

I welcome the editorial on cleaners who live in bin centres ("Help workers down in dumps", last Sunday) but cannot help feeling that the "broader effort" hoped for that may be spurred by action on this specific problem could be broader still.

Why confine it to cleaners? Other migrant workers, such as those in the construction and shipyard sectors, as well as those in our own homes, are also essential in their own ways.

Rather than dealing in isolation with the conditions faced by cleaners, why not undertake a review of the problem of high recruitment fees, wage issues and work conditions of migrant workers in general, since most are common to all categories of work permit holders?

John Gee
Chair, Research Sub-Committee Transient Workers Count Too

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2015, with the headline 'Review all foreign workers' work conditions'. Print Edition | Subscribe