What is MWC?

Set up in 2009, the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) is an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers' Federation.

The MWC is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to champion fair employment practices and the well-being of migrant workers in Singapore.

They provide advice and assistance to migrant workers seeking remedies against unfair employment practices.

They also facilitate social acceptance and integration through outreach activities, community engagement, advocacy and public education. For example, more than 5,000 migrant workers turned up on Dec 13 at last year's International Migrants Day (IMD) celebration held in Little India. This was the seventh IMD celebration organised by MWC since 2009.

The MWC also engages schools through an immersive and interactive attachment programme that aims to build greater understanding of the migrant worker environment in Singapore.

During this two- to three-day attachment programme, students will get different opportunities to learn about and interact with migrant workers.

They also find out about real case studies previously handled by MWC and experience how to manage and assist migrant workers in such cases.