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Govt faces flak for seeking new foreign workers for big projects

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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A labor union leader has lashed out at the government’s plan to import more foreign workers for ongoing construction projects, saying the move is unnecessary.


Project delays have stemmed from lack of proper planning by authorities, and not due to worker shortage, Chan Pat-kan, chairman of the Construction Site Workers General Union, said Wednesday.

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‘Pay Hong Kong domestic helpers more’: worker doing housework for 10 employees a month still total only $8,000

Posted by jaypee 145 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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About 70 per cent of local domestic helpers earn no more than HK$6,240 a month, less than half the median monthly wage, a survey shows.

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Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'never part of discussion' on working hours agreement

Posted by jaypee 194 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Foreign domestic helpers fear they may be left out in Hong Kong's first law on working hours as a government adviser tasked with studying its enactment admit they have never talked about including maids throughout more than 2-1/2 years of discussion.

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Domestic workers rally in Hong Kong for pay increase of HKD390 a month

Posted by jaypee 257 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong rallied again yesterday, calling for the increase of their wages from HKD4,110 to HKD4,500 a month.

Organised by the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), women from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka marched from Chater Garden in Central to the Labour Department in Sheung Wan.

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Domestic workers march on Hong Kong Labour Department to demand HKD390 monthly pay rise

Posted by jaypee 295 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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"A HKD4,500 wage hike for foreign domestic workers can no longer be deferred, especially as we asked for this a year ago. But the Hong Kong government refuses to listen to our collective demand.”

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Hong Kong urged to set up working group to tackle abuse faced by domestic helpers

Posted by jaypee 301 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Hong Kong should set up an inter-governmental working group with the administrations of countries that export domestic helpers to tackle problems the workers face here, a pan-democratic heavyweight says.

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US report urges Hong Kong to enhance protection of foreign maids

Posted by jaypee 305 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The United States is urging the Hong Kong government to increase protective services for vulnerable populations such as foreign domestic workers.

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72% of Hong Kong domestic workers don't like the term 'helper'

Posted by jaypee 305 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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A recent survey conducted by the HK Helpers Campaign shows that 72 percent of foreign domestic workers interviewed in Central and Victoria Park prefer the term “domestic worker” to “domestic helper”.

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