Foreign workers get May Day movie treat

About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- PHOTO: NTUC
About 10,500 foreign workers enjoyed free movies on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as part of the Labour Movement's May Day celebrations. -- PHOTO: NTUC
Mr Yeo Guat Kwang (right), chairman of the Migrant Workers' Centre, meets foreign workers during its May Day celebration on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: NTUC
Mr Yeo Guat Kwang (right), chairman of the Migrant Workers' Centre, meets foreign workers during its May Day celebration on May 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: NTUC

More than 10,000 foreign workers will get to watch free movies today.

The Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) is holding free movie screenings for foreign workers as part of its annual May Day celebrations this year.

The movies include new releases such as The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Godzilla, and they are screened at the Cathay Cineplex, dormitories and the foreign workers activity centre at Soon Lee Road.

The free movie screenings are held "to recognise and show appreciation to our migrant workers for the hard work and dedication as part Singapore's workforce, and their role in contributing to Singapore's economy," said the National Trades Union Congress-backed MWC in a statement today.

Besides the movie screenings, the MWC also promised to lobby to improve foreign workers' welfare by pushing for their salaries to be paid through Giro and having a model contract for employers to use.