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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1419267/hong-kong-must-address-social-costs-hiring-domestic-helpers
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979884/action-needs-be-taken-ensure-safety-foreign-domestic-workers
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408970/new-victims-emerge-maids-rally-justice-erwiana-sulistyaningsih
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... said. There are scales of severity and varying spectrums of contemplating, planning and attempting suicide, and Kaminsky said that the biomarker may not be a determining test for all cases. ... prevent suicide A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555627/former-civil-servant-trial-pouring-hot-water-bangladeshi-maid-court
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1512271/families-day-reflect-lives-domestic-workers-hong-kong
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449665/hong-kong-triads-using-indonesian-domestic-workers-smuggle-ice
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1443806/government-should-help-new-domestic-workers-know-their-rights
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433980/pictures-first-domestic-workers-myanmar-arrive-hong-kong-amid
  10. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    'Job-hopping' foreign domestic workers suspected of exploiting rules

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More than 1,300 visa applications turned down over suspicion domestic workers swapped employers for severance pay and flight money 'Job-hopping' ... exploiting the arrangements under a premature termination of contact." Most domestic workers come from Indonesia and the Philippines. Since the new visa application scheme began, the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431281/job-hopping-foreign-domestic-workers-exploit-rules-cash

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