SingaporeMajority of Foreign workers satisfied with working Singapore, study finds.

12-Jun-2019 Intellasia | StaffingIndustry | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Most, or 9 in 10, foreign workers in Singapore are generally satisfied with working conditions, according to a survey from the Ministry of Manpower.

The Ministry’s Foreign Worker Experience Survey polled 2,500 Work Permit holders (WPHs) and 500 S Pass holders (pass for mid-level skilled workers).

A similar proportion (84.0 percent of WPHs and 91.0 percent of S Pass holders) would recommend Singapore to their friends and relatives as a place for work.

Meanwhile, pay, living conditions, and high levels of safety and security in Singapore were the commonly cited reasons for the foreign workers’ satisfaction. Most (87.1 percent of WPHs and 88.3 percent of S Pass holders) indicated that the working conditions at their workplaces were safe. Almost all of the FWs surveyed (96.3 percent of WPHs and 95.6 percent of S Pass holders) were able to choose their own food arrangements; most preferred to cook or purchase their own meals.

Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad commented, “We are encouraged that most foreign workers continue to be satisfied with working in Singapore, and find Singapore an attractive work destination. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders, including employers and non-governmental organisations, to ensure that foreign workers’ well-being and interests are safeguarded.”


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