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Abused maids speak out

Fiona Crack | 12:25 UK time, Wednesday, 15 March 2006

The people who keep any country going are the domestic staff, usually from a foreign country, who cook, clean and look after other people's children.

In Singapore authorities recently rejected calls for maids to be given a mandatory day off each week, despite claims that domestics are overworked, underpaid and often vulnerable to abuse.

We have spoken to two Filipina women who went to Singapore to become domestic workers, but suffered at the hands of their employers.

We will hear their stories on the programme tonight. We also want to hear your experiences if you've worked as a domestic anywhere in the world or if you employ a maid and feel there is another side to the story.

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