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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong triads using Indonesian domestic workers to smuggle Ice

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Triads using maids to smuggle Ice Hong Kong's triads are targeting Indonesian migrant workers to smuggle drugs into the Southeast Asian nation, the Sunday Morning Post has learned. Organised crime gangs from Hong Ko ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Worldwide petition collects 103,000 signatures to end Hong Kong helper abuse

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by Phila Siu

    ... signatures from more than 160 countries calling on the Hong Kong government to take immediate steps to stop the abuse of foreign domestic workers. Workers' rights campaigners flew in from ... the government to stop the abuse of workers," said Elizabeth Tang Yin-ngor, general secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federation. The petition started when news of the alleged abuse ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Government should help new domestic workers know their rights

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by LETTERS

    ... Government should give a helping hand to new domestic workers I refer to the article on new domestic workers coming to Hong Kong ("First maids from Myanmar arrive full of high hopes", February 25). It is obvious that domestic helpers here are facing many problems, such as language barriers and differences in culture, cooking and so on. They will have to adapt a lot ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ filmmaker committed suicide, family confirms

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Relatives express shock at death of Malik Bendjelloul, the talented but struggling filmmaker whose life's work took home the Oscar Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish director of the acclaimed Searching for Sugar Man document ...

  9. 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 ... that will take half their salaries for the first year. For many of the 19 domestic workers from the former closed state, it was the first time they had set foot outside their country. "I wanted ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Yunnan official allegedly being probed for graft attempts suicide, report says

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Yunnan official tried suicide, report says A top official in Yunnan botched a suicide attempt in March, according to the website of Caixin Media. Kong ... wine cup one weekend in late March, the website reported. The motive for the apparent suicide attempt is unknown. But the report said Kong tested positive for HIV during a check-up. He was also ...




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