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Hong Kong foreign workers get minimum wage increase

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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

Posted by charlon 24 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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Hong Kong mission unaware of migrant surge claimed by media

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported that hundreds of people, including many Bangladeshis, were being smuggled into Hong Kong from staging posts on mainland China.

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No placement fee? No kidding!

Posted by jacobo 71 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG – For years, hundreds of thousands of Filipino workers have had to pay through their teeth to secure jobs as domestic workers abroad.

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Hong Kong has the opposite problem to China’s: too many women

Posted by jacobo 82 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://qz.com —

China has a surplus of men while Hong Kong, its semi-autonomous neighbor to the south, has too many women, according to new data from the Hong Kong government.

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'Racist' ad shows Chinese actor as Pinay maid in HK

Posted by jacobo 128 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

HONG KONG - A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups representing the city's legions of domestic helpers calling for an apology.

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Calls for better treatment of migrant workers in Hong Kong | SBS News

Posted by jaypee 150 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.sbs.com.au —

Samantha Yap reports on efforts to win higher wages and better conditions for these foreign workers in the Chinese special administrative region.


This shelter, located behind a church in Hong Kong, accommodates foreign domestic helpers who have no place to stay.

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Maid to Pay: Exploiting Asia’s Domestic Workers

Posted by jacobo 157 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://thediplomat.com —

Although physical abuse dominates headlines, it is not the only issue domestic workers encounter.

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