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  1. Action needs to be taken to ensure the safety of foreign domestic workers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that a male worker would accompany any female colleague taking the census. Open Door (a group of Hong Kong citizens supporting rights for foreign domestic workers) would like to see similar prompt and thorough action by the government to ensure the work safety of the nearly 300,000 foreign domestic workers who are almost all female. They represent 7.5 per cent of our workforce of 3.8 million (as ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must address the social costs of hiring domestic helpers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by Paul Yip

    ... by that country's minimum wage laws, and not forced to live with her employer. If our foreign domestic workers were paid the minimum wage, their salary would escalate from the present HK$4,010 to more than ... foreign domestic workers a big debt of gratitude. It's important that both sides show their appreciation of each other, especially as they live under the same roof. Paul Yip is a professor ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    New employee abuse victims emerge as thousands march for justice for Erwiana

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:13pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com New victims emerge as maids march for justice Thousands of foreign domestic workers and supporters of the Indonesian maid at the heart of torture allegations ... "I told her she could hit me but she could not ask me to kill myself. I have a son in Indonesia." The Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee said 5,000 people ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Maids' wages go up by HK$100, but no one's happy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com No one's happy as maids get HK$100 rise … a month Maids' wages go up by HK$100 from today- that's per month and only for those signing new contracts. Helpers complained the new wage, HK$4,110, was still too low ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant who poured boiling water on maid avoids jail due to medical condition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman who scalded maid escapes jail A former civil servant convicted of pouring hot water on her Bangladeshi helper was told she had undermined the city's reputation as she was given a suspended six-month jail sentence in ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's domestic helpers 'should be paid HK$4,500 a month'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Helpers push for wage rise amid government review, saying city is not the draw it once was because pay hasn't kept pace with living costs We're not cheap labour, says maids' group Domestic helpers in the city ar ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant found guilty of scalding maid with boiling water

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:54pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman guilty of harming helper A former civil servant has been convicted of pouring scalding hot water over a Bangladeshi maid who suffered burns on her chest. Au Wai-chun, 61, had argued she was physically incapable of carryi ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot ir ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former civil servant on trial for pouring hot water on Bangladeshi maid

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 07:27pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Woman allegedly assaulted Bangladeshi helper after she found a cup of water not hot enough Ex-civil servant 'poured hot water on maid's chest' A former civil servant allegedly poured hot water on a Bangladeshi m ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    On families day, reflect on the lives of domestic workers in Hong Kong

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... Families day is a time to reflect on the lives of domestic workers Around the world, May 15 is celebrated as International Day of Families- an occasion to celebrate the role families play ... with their families to take care of our homes, raise our children, and look after our older relatives as domestic workers. They enable us to maintain a healthy work-life balance and are the backbone of Hong ...




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