Migrant support group seeks HK$6,014 minimum wage for FDWs

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Members of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body met with Labour Department representatives to discuss a review on the minimum wage of foreign domestic workers. (PHOTO: Asian Migrants Coordinating Body/Facebook)

A migrants’ advocacy group seeks to raise the minimum wage of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong to HK$6,014.

The Asian Migrants Coordinating Body in a post on Facebook said they met with Labour Department representatives Friday to review FDWs’ minimum wage.

The minimum allowable wage for foreign domestic workers was last adjusted from HK$4,520 to HK$4,630 in Sept. 2019.

No adjustments were made in 2020, as the government took the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Hong Kong’s economy.

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But the group called for a minimum salary increase to meet the living wage in the city.

They also called for an increase in the food allowance, from HK$1,121 to HK2,895.

AMCB also pushed for rest days to be given to migrant workers who get vaccinated against Covid-19, amid reports of workers experiencing side effects from the jab.

They also reiterated their call to guarantee long-service payment for FDWs who work for five years or more, following clamour from the community.

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