More maids in Singapore being denied transfers amid pandemic: NGOs, agencies

Before they can transfer to other employers, migrant domestic workers have to obtain a signed consent letter from their existing employers.
Before they can transfer to other employers, migrant domestic workers have to obtain a signed consent letter from their existing employers.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Domestic worker Analyn (not her real name) said she has had only three to four hours' rest nightly for the past two months as she has to sleep with her employer's two-year-old son.

Exhausted, the Filipina, 26, told her employer last week that she wanted to work for another employer when her contract ends in three months. Her employer is not budging, and Analyn is not the only one facing this situation.

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