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Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Hong Kong  contribute nearly $100 billion to the city's economy, according to a research study released on Wednesday (March 6).

Hong Kong-based charity Enrich and leading global information services company Experian jointly presented 'The Value of Care: Key Contri...

March 8, 2019
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  The Hong Kong government is looking at establishing a training program for foreign domestic workers so that they would be able to work in the city’s subsidised elderly care homes, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported. It said the government was looking into the plan to ease the pressure on elderly care homes which faces chronic...

March 6, 2019
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FILIPINO domestic workers who do not get enough food from their employers can have them included in the watchlist of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), according to Labor Attache Jalilo Dela Torre. Dela Torre said that the POLO received complaints almost “daily” against employers who do not give enough food for their helper. He sai...

March 5, 2019
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OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) will now be covered by the Social Security System (SSS) after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Social Security Act of 2018. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed on February 15 that the President had signed the new law, which makes SSS coverage mandatory for land-based and sea-based OFWs. ...

March 4, 2019
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In landmark decision, the Labour Tribunal yesterday (February 19) allowed a former domestic helper---who is now a factory worker in Laguna---to testify via video link from the Philippines. Labour Tribunal Presiding Officer Timon Shum also allowed a union officer to represent in court claimant Joenalyn D. Mallorca, who is suing her former employe...

February 20, 2019
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A 35-year-old Filipino domestic worker died in Tai Po yesterday (February 18) after she was hospitalized for lupus, consulate officials said. One official, who asked not to be identified, said Maristel P. Pepito, who was from Baybay, Leyte, died at the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po. “Her husband and sibling were supposed t...

February 19, 2019
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  THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) handled more cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong getting sick than welfare cases involving employers violating their contract obligations last year. The OWWA data for the whole year of 2018 showed that 213 OFWs sought assistance due to health and medical problems com...

February 19, 2019
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She used to have many friends, but now, they’ve all gone away. Mawar (not her real name), an Indonesian who used to be a domestic helper here in Hong Kong, can only cry alone on her bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan. Friends she had considered as sisters all disappeared when they learned that Mawar already had AIDS (Acquired Immuno...

February 15, 2019
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  Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) are “less healthy” compared to local Hong Kong residents due to their “poor working conditions,” according to a survey by one of Hong Kong’s top universities. The Research Centre on Migration and Mobility (RCMM) of the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) releas...

February 13, 2019
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