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Polo suspends erring agency in Singapore

THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Singapore has issued a notice of suspension to a Singapore-based employment agency over its failure to address a complaint by a Filipina household service worker (HSW).

In a statement, the Polo Singapore said it suspended Union United Employment Pte Ltd for its refusal to settle the complaint of a Pinay HSW.

"With order to cease from the operation, Polo and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will suspend all the documentary processing of the erring agency," it said.

Polo Singapore related that the aggrieved HSW claimed that the agency collected unauthorized fees from her salary.

The HSW also alleged that the agency failed to properly document her deployment despite its being a POEA-accredited agency.

Polo said the suspension order will be effective for 60 days.

It added that it has also recommended to the POEA the revocation of the agency's accreditation.

"(This is) to prevent it from victimizing more HSWs," it said. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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