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Bringing up the rearer

Like it or not, with many mothers and fathers working long hours in Hong Kong, a lot of the responsibility of parenting has fallen on domestic helpers. This is especially true on weekdays.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Maid to order

More and more domestic helpers are becoming substitute parents during the day. Rehana Sheikh, an instructor at YWCA, and Jackie Chan Hiu-yeung, a psychologist at the Hong Kong Psychological Counselling Centre, offer a few tips to employers who plan to involve their maids in parenting duties.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Carlos Slim

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

This might help

Some factors to keep in mind when hiring a helper


Man Siu-chun, team leader of the Asian Migrant Workers Social Service Project at Caritas, says employers should consider whether they are ready for the presence of a non-family member at home.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A legal thicket

Labour experts and legislators have called on the government to provide for a contractual probation period and discretionary power for employers to terminate a contract in exceptional circumstances such as pregnancy and terminal illness.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Don't link devotion to PR status

I am writing in response to Winky Lai Wing-ki's article, 'Farewell to days of love and faithfulness' (Young Post, December 8). She recalls the days of ma jie and how faithful and loving these women were.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Helpers entitled to enjoy day off

Once again, the issue of foreign domestic helpers conglomerating in Central on Sundays rears its ugly head, with the letter from Bonnie Tam ('Helpers turn Central into no-go area', November 13). This is no doubt fuelled by the current controversy over right of abode.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Unions to poll maids on HK ambitions

A coalition of foreign domestic helper unions is launching a survey to find out how many maids plan to stay in Hong Kong permanently.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Time city pays respect to domestic helpers

It was a good win for Hong Kong's rule of law last Friday. Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Filipina domestic worker who has lived here since 1986, won a legal challenge against laws preventing helpers settling here permanently.

However, the victory was not universally celebrated; the case, which could affect thousands of helpers, has split opinion in the city.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

No residency for domestic helpers

The issue of whether foreign domestic helpers should be granted permanent residency has been in the news lately.

I think they should definitely not receive permanent residency status, although they have contributed a lot to our society.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am