Singapore opts out of voting for UN agency pact on workplace harassment, as scope very broad: MOM

While there is no official data on the prevalence of workplace harassment cases, the Association of Women for Action and Research last year handled 192 cases comprising both sexual and non-sexual harassment.
While there is no official data on the prevalence of workplace harassment cases, the Association of Women for Action and Research last year handled 192 cases comprising both sexual and non-sexual harassment.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A landmark pact that aims to combat harassment and violence in the workplace was adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) last month - but Singapore abstained from voting for it, joining a minority of five other governments that did so.

The Violence And Harassment Convention 2019 is an international labour standard under the ILO, a United Nations agency, that will be legally binding on countries that choose to ratify it.

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