Ms Alice Cheah highlighted concerns about the Philippine Embassy's requirement for additional documents that contain confidential information of potential employers of Filipino foreign domestic workers ("Not safe to reveal employers' details to third party"; Feb 24).
The Association of Employment Agencies, Singapore (AEAS) shares the same concerns and has convened a meeting with the embassy to discuss the matter.
We understand from the embassy's labour attache Vicente Cabe that the additional documents serve to confirm that the foreign domestic worker's (FDW) salary meets the minimum requirement set by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and that the employment agency is accredited by the embassy.
Through AEAS' intervention, Mr Cabe has agreed that employment agencies would not be required to submit documents that contain confidential information on the FDW's employer to the embassy.
We assure agencies and employers that we have successfully addressed the concerns and safeguarded employers' confidential information.
This will be relayed to all agencies accredited by the embassy.
K. Jayaprema (Ms)
Association of Employment Agencies, Singaporemore stories.
This article was first published on March 06, 2015.
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