- POSTED: 15 Dec 2013 21:32
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Foreign workers can look forward to more variety shows and sporting events, said the Migrant Workers' Centre on Sunday.
SINGAPORE: Foreign workers can look forward to more variety shows and sporting events, said the Migrant Workers' Centre on Sunday during an event to mark International Migrants Day on December 18.
On Sunday, some 50,000 workers turned up at five recreation centres and dormitories in Singapore to enjoy the day's festivities.
At the Penjuru Recreation Centre, an estimated 10,000 workers showed up for a concert staged by performers from India and Bangladesh.
The wet weather didn't dampen their spirits even if they had to leave the centre earlier because of work.
The Migrant Workers' Centre hopes to reach out to more workers through more of such events.
Yeo Guat Kwang, chairman of Migrant Workers' Centre, said: "We may need more time to convey to them that Singapore is different. Our legislative framework is more comprehensive. Our jurisdiction framework is more transparent and fair so they need not worry. More importantly, when they come here to work, they must comply with all our laws."
Mr Yeo urged workers to go to Migrant Workers' Centre for help, and not take matters in their own hands if they have issues.
The centre currently reaches out to more than seven per cent of the 1.3 million migrant workers in Singapore.