Web News » Hong Kong SAR

1 Views

Number of Filipino domestic workers in HK at all-time high

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.rappler.com —

HONG KONG – The number of Filipinos working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong reached a record high over the past year, as the host government appears to have failed to get Myanmar to fill part of the demand.

Read More
1 Views

Reform regulation of domestic helpers to protect them from abuse, rights group urges

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

Labour rights advocates and a group of pan-democrats have joined forces to call on the government to review policies on domestic helpers after the employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was jailed for six years on Friday.

Read More
1 Views

Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

Posted by charlon 71 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://globalvoicesonline.org —

One year ago, the abuse suffered by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih at the hands of a Hong Kong housewife was exposed. On February 8, 2015, a Hong Kong court found the 44-year-old woman guilty of 19 charges, including causing bodily harm, common assault and failing to pay Sulistyaningsih's wages.

Read More
2 Views

Hong Kong conviction for maid abuse spotlights global rights battle

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://news.yahoo.com — A housewife was found guilty Tuesday of severely mistreating an Indonesian domestic worker, one of roughly 330,000 working in the territory. Millions of migrant maids are employed in households in Asia and the Middle East. Read More
2 Views

Hong Kong domestic helpers arrested in crackdown on ‘live-out’ maids

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

Four foreign domestic helpers were arrested in dawn raids yesterday morning on suspicion of breaking immigration laws by not living in their employers’ homes.

Read More
2 Views

Illegal workers being smuggled into Hong Kong hidden under trucks | South China Morning Post

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

A raid sounded echoes of a turbulent chapter in Hong Kong's history as 23 people were arrested yesterday - some of whom are believed to be core members of a syndicate that was smuggling illegal Vietnamese workers across the border hidden beneath trucks.

Read More
1 Views

Hong Kong foreign workers get minimum wage increase

Posted by jaypee 203 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.philstar.com —

The Hong Kong Labor Department announced that domestic workers in the region will receive a HK$100 (P575.25) minimum wage increase and an additional HK$44 (P253.11) food allowance for employees since October 1.

Read More
1 Views

DOLE chief joins appeal for OFWs to steer clear of HK protests

Posted by charlon 216 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has joined calls for Filipinos in Hong Kong to stay away and avoid participating in the ongoing pro-democracy rallies there.

Read More