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US report urges Hong Kong to enhance protection of foreign maids

Posted by jaypee 32 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 32 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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Hong Kong employment agency fined for overcharging foreign domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Hong Kong SAR

The licensee of an employment agency discovered to be overcharging foreign domestic workers was fined HKD10,000 at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Friday.

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Abolish fees to end HK domestic worker debt bondage —HK employment agency boss

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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Abolish Fees to End Hong Kong Domestic Worker Debt Bondage: Agency Boss

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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4,000 helpers sought help over violations

Posted by jaypee 88 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Despite the media spotlight on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's assault case, violations remain rampant, with 4,000 foreign domestic helpers seeking help from the Mission for Migrant Workers last year.

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Pinoys in HK hold Labor Day march to stop ‘migrant fees’

Posted by jaypee 119 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Filipino workers in Hong Kong on Friday held a Labor Day march to call for a stop to fees imposed on them by the Philippine government, Radio-Television Hong Kong reported.

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

Posted by jaypee 133 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.

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