More than 22,000 Singaporean workers have been assisted in recovering late salary payments, Central Provident Fund contributions and overtime allowances over the past year, said Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the inaugural WorkRight roadshow at Tampines Mall on Saturday.
These dubious employment practices were uncovered after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stepped up its enforcement efforts with the formation of a team of 20 WorkRight inspectors who have conducted over 3,000 inspections and 12,000 interviews since November last year.
The team, which consists of MOM officers and others from the CPF Board, investigate complaints about errant employers received through the WorkRight hotline. About half the team of officers are former Home Affairs Ministry officers or police officers.
"Thanks to the WorkRight campaign, their employers are now doing it right - MOM has taken action against them and they have rectified their employment practices," said Mr Tan. The roadshow is the first in a series that aims to educate members of the public about their employment rights, and will go to Bishan, Bukit Batok and Woodlands in the coming weeks.