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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Erwiana finishes helping police with 'abuse' case and heads home

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Erwiana completes abuse probe role and heads home Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, the Indonesian domestic helper allegedly tortured by her employer, has finished helping police with their investigation and will leave the city tomorrow. The Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee read out a statement by Erwiana yesterday, in which she said ...

  2. News - World - LABOUR

    US labour contractor liable for abuse of Thai workers on Hawaii farms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu US firm liable for abuse of Thai farm workers A federal judge has found a US labour contractor liable for discrimination and abuse of hundreds of Thai workers ... Horizons on Monday. The firm placed the workers at six farms across the state. US judge Leslie Kobayashi's ruling said Global Horizons officials inflicted various forms of abuse on Thai ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

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

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com 'Scrap live-in rule if you really want to stop abuse' 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. The rule requiring helpers to live with their employers leaves them vulnerable and unable to escape abuse, said Eni Lestari, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pictures: First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:09am

    ... Phila Siu and Joanna Chiu 19 domestic workers report for duty, keen to make money after theypay off a HK$16,000 bill and undeterred by reports of abuse First maids from Myanmar arrive full ... their language skills and at a time when the treatment of maids is in the spotlight after several high-profile abuse cases. First batch of 19 domestic helpers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong airport ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Abuse cases won't deter Myanmar maids, says lawmaker Felix Chung

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... and an investor in the country, despite the latest allegations of abuse raising concerns for maids' safety. Felix Chung Kwok-pan met Myanmar's labour minister, U Aye Myint, on Monday- after the former employer of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was charged with abusing the 23-year-old, who remains in hospital in her home country, and two other maids. "The minister brought ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Would-be helpers from Bangladesh scared off by abuse fears

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:45pm by DANNY LEE

    ... by abuse fears Just a fraction of the 5,000 Bangladeshi maids who had been expected to take jobs in Hong Kong under a deal struck last year have arrived- with many put off by reports of mistreatment and abuse. One in five of the 270 Bangladeshis who had taken jobs in the city since May were back home already, the country's top diplomat in Hong Kong revealed. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    'We are workers, not slaves!' Hundreds of maids march on Hong Kong government HQ

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of domestic helpers from the Philippines who were also staging a rally for better labour rights. The march, which comes after a series of cases featuring allegations of maid abuse, also marked ... a series of maid abuse allegations. Indonesian maids Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, Tutik Lestari Ningish and Nurhasanah claim to have been abused by the same employer. Another maid, Anis Andriyani ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... inside the crane control rooms have also been replaced with ones that can better support their spines. And verbal abuse no longer came with the job, Ho said. “Back then, when their supervisors ...

  9. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Nepalis apply to work overseas in record numbers despite risk of abuse

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 11:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kathmandu Nepalis undeterred by stories of abuse in Gulf Thousands of would-be migrant labourers from Nepal are applying to work in the Gulf states every week, despite revelations of brutal working conditions and abuse of workers' rights in countries such as Qatar. Nepal's department of foreign employment throngs with crowds queuing for permission ...

  10. News - World - LABOUR

    Helpers in Qatar face slave-like conditions, seek protection

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... complain of physical and sexual abuse, harassment, long periods without pay and the confiscation of mobile phones. The exploitation raises further concerns about labour practices in Qatar ... The welfare officer said most complained of pay being withheld, insufficient food, overwork and maltreatment. Some said they had endured verbal and physical abuse by sponsors. Eight Filipino workers ...




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