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Hong Kong employment agency fined for overcharging foreign domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 26 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 45 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 46 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 60 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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 91 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 106 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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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Reform regulation of domestic helpers to protect them from abuse, rights group urges

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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

Posted by charlon 158 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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