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Bringing home boyfriends a key gripe about maids

Stealing and hitting kids are two other top complaints by employers to MOM

Published on Jun 16, 2014 6:28 AM
 
Bringing boyfriends home is one of the key complaints employers make about their maids, major agencies here told The Straits Times.  -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Bringing boyfriends home, stealing, and hitting the children are the top three complaints employers make about their maids, major agencies here told The Straits Times.

These complaints are lodged with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), which receives an average of about 200 complaints a month, a spokesman said yesterday, in response to queries.

The figure represents less than 0.1 per cent of the 214,500 maids here as of December, MOM said.

The ministry has been collecting feedback on maids since 2010 to help employers make more informed hiring decisions.

 
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