The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong (POLO-HK) on Monday said it does not immediately refer training fee claims to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Manila, amid calls from migrant workers to stop doing so.
In a response sent to Hong Kong News, Labor Attache Melchor Dizon said POLO-HK refers claims to POEA only if these are about to go beyond the three-year prescriptive period, if both parties request a referral, or if an agreement is not reached within 30 days.
aaaA woman was arrested on Friday after she received around HK$30,000 to arrange employment for a Hong Kong domestic worker's kin and friends but failed to do so.
The government in a statement on its website said the Hong Kong Customs earlier received information that the woman, 45, had claimed she could set up job opportunities for the FDW’s kin and friends.
But the woman reportedly failed to secure them a job and failed to refund the fee she received.
The woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was released on bail pending furt...
Mall staff of the K11 MUSEA mall in Tsim Sha Tsui were ordered to undergo compulsory Covid-19 tests as 15 more infections linked to a restaurant there were detected on Saturday.
The 15 infections traced back to Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining belong to the 33 confirmed coronavirus cases the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed. The restaurant cluster now has a total of 34 infections.
CHP communicable disease branch head Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan said K11 MUSEA staff were ordered to get tested a...
Health authorities said on Friday a cleaner at a Chinese restaurant in a Kowloon shopping mall may be a “super-spreader” of the coronavirus after about 30 individuals were either confirmed or tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19.
Twelve newly confirmed Covid-19 infections were traced back to Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining, half of the 24 cases the Centre for Health Protection logged on Friday. They include five staff members, another five customers, and two of their close contacts.
Areas in San Po Kong were cordoned off on Tuesday evening as the Hong Kong government resumed its Covid-19 testing lockdowns after the Lunar New Year break.
Around 520 residents of Cambridge Building on 6-24A Kam Wing St. and Tong Seng Mansion on 1-33 Kam Wing Street and 5-7 Yin Hing Street had undergone testing. None of them tested positive for the virus.
They were barred from leaving their homes since 8:30 p.m. until everyone in the specified area had been tested. At 7 a.m., the lockdown ord...