Free mediation service available for maids in disputes with employers or employment agencies from November

The dispute resolution services seek to encourage employers and helpers to clear up misunderstandings and continue their working relationship, instead of terminating a contract as soon as a dispute arises.
The dispute resolution services seek to encourage employers and helpers to clear up misunderstandings and continue their working relationship, instead of terminating a contract as soon as a dispute arises.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - From November, foreign domestic workers who have disputes with their employers or employment agencies can get free mediation services and arrive at legally binding settlement agreements.

The Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (Fast) will offer such a service from next month, and agencies, employers and workers can contact Fast to book an appointment for mediation.

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