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

Posted by jaypee 24 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 38 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 84 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 91 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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Hong Kong conviction for maid abuse spotlights global rights battle

Posted by jaypee 103 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
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Hong Kong domestic helpers arrested in crackdown on ‘live-out’ maids

Posted by jaypee 117 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Four foreign domestic helpers were arrested in dawn raids yesterday morning on suspicion of breaking immigration laws by not living in their employers’ homes.

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

Posted by jaypee 124 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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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.

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Hong Kong foreign workers get minimum wage increase

Posted by jaypee 224 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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