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Fears over foreign-workers plan

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Local wages will be suppressed if a mass importation of workers takes place, a unionist warned.

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Fast work on labor imports

Posted by jacobo 22 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

A task force to speed up the importation of foreign workers for public infrastructure projects will be set up despite strong opposition to bringing in labor.

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New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

The time taken for contractors to get the nod to import workers will be shortened to six months under a new government initiative that has won both business and labour representatives' support.

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Hong Kong fails to protect human trafficking victims

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Hong Kong is failing to protect victims of human trafficking for forced labour, a report said Monday, calling for new legislation to prevent "modern-day slavery" in a city which relies heavily on migrant workers.

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Number of Pinoys convicted for bringing ‘arms’ in HK up in 2013

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Filipinos entering Hong Kong are advised against bringing stunning devices in their hand-carried or checked-in luggage, lest they get arrested.

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Myanmese maid settles in to her new life in Mei Foo

Posted by jacobo 42 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

Amy Lee Hoi-yin has hired so many foreign domestic helpers over the past two decades that she has lost count.

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'Scrap live-in rule if you really want to stop abuse'

Posted by jacobo 42 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Tough new rules that aim to protect foreign domestic helpers will have little effect unless the government scraps two policies that foster abuse, rights groups say.

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Hong Kong to strengthen maid agency regulation

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG - Hong Kong on Friday vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

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