SINGAPORE: Foreign workers will now find it easier to get help and find out more about their employment rights when a new mobile centre visits their workplace and dormitories. The mobile office is an initiative by the Migrant Workers' Centre and it aims to reach out to more workers especially those in remote areas.
The office, housed in a refurbished Nissan Cabstar, made its first appearance at the Penjuru Migrant Workers' Recreation Centre on Sunday (Feb 22). The multi-purpose mobile office was launched by the chairman of the Migrant Workers' Centre, Yeo Guat Kwang. The vehicle is called the Forward Response, Engagement and Intel Deployment Asset or FREIDA.
FREIDA will be manned by two staff from the Migrant Workers' Centre as it makes its rounds to engage migrant workers. Besides visiting smaller dormitories located at more remote industrial areas, the vehicle will also be used as a forward deployment centre in major incidents like strikes and riots.