Starting september 29 (saturday), the monthly minimum wage for foreign domestic workers (fdw) in hong kong has been increased to hkd 4,520 (usd 578) from hkd 4,410 – a far cry from the proposed 247% pay raise by migrant workers’ groups early in august, as shared in a report by the south china morning post. Foreign domestic helpers comprise about 10 percent of the working population in hong kong that is over 330,000 people, making up a whopping 46 percent of the total populationwith a vast majority of female employees making up this statistic, so much of city commerce and living depends on these valuable foreign workers community. Welcome message this portal provides information relating to employment of foreign domestic helpers (fdhs) in hong kong, including the policy on importation of fdhs, as well as the publication and publicity materials on the rights and obligations of fdhs and their employers under the labour laws and the standard employment contract for hiring fdhs both fdhs and their employers are. Last year, the hong kong government passed a new rule to protect foreign domestic workers from cleaning high windows in january of this year, it announced a code of practice for employment agencies. Saving you money – saving helpers money – hire a domestic helper direct our team interviews hundreds of domestic helpers in hong kong who attend our office each week ensuring that the bio data that is uploaded to our site is an accurate indication of their experience and skills.
In hong kong cantonese, 女傭 (maid) and 外傭 (foreign servant) are neutral, socially-acceptable words for foreign domestic helpersfei yung (菲傭, filipino servant) referred to foreign domestic helpers, regardless of origin, at a time when most were from the philippines. Foreign domestic helpers are a must for many hong kong families role switching in the family the traditional view that the husband earns the living and the wife takes care of the family is outdated in hong kong. Foreign domestic helpers in hong kong 24k likes foreign domestic helpers in hong kong are domestic workers employed by hongkongers, typically.
Employment agencies it is not a requirement by the hong kong special administrative region government that foreign domestic helpers have to obtain employment from employment agencies (eas. The hong kong high court on wednesday upheld the government’s requirement – instituted in 2003 – for foreign domestic workers to live with their employers nancy almorin lubiano, a filipino. There are domestic helpers from 8 countries :-1) philppines 2) indonesia 3) sri lanka 4) thai 5) bangladesh 6) myanmar (suspensed) 7) madagascar 8) cambodia (will be started from july 2017. Application for change of employer must be submitted by the helper in person within four weeks prior to the expiry of the contract to the foreign domestic helpers section, immigration tower, 7 gloucestor road, wan chai, hong kong in addition, a release letter from the current employer showing the date of expiry/termination of the contract is. Hong kong’s domestic workers (also known simply as “helpers”) are required by employment law to “live in” nilda, who shared a room with her employer’s baby twins, described how she.
Hong kong – the number of filipinos working as domestic helpers in hong kong reached a record high over the past year, as the host government appears to have failed to get myanmar to fill part. Hiring foreign domestic helpers in hong kong: pitfalls and misconceptions 13 nov 2015 in hong kong when most people mention “helpers” they actually mean a “foreign domestic helper” (“ fdh ”) employed from overseas via a recruitment agency or directly via an advertisement or referrals. Protecting foreign domestic workers in hong kong the hong kong immigration department provides a guidebook for the employment of domestic helpers from abroad and a standard employment contract for both domestic workers and employers. Foreign domestic helpers rights and protection under the employment ordinance standard employment contract for foreign domestic helpers the standard employment contract specifies the terms and conditions of employment of a foreign domestic helper in hong kong it is the only piece of document recognised by the. Copy of the foreign domestic helper's hong kong identity card and proof of employer's financial position and residential address (provided that the employer's average household income remains no less than hk$15,000 (for every domestic helper to be employed) and there is no change in the residential address.
Domestic workers account for three to four percent of the hong kong population thousands of helpers sitting on the road, laughing, eating and sleeping in groups of four or eight. 2nd-class citizenship: foreign domestic workers are also not included in the hong kong census measures of population, family composition, and the labour force other non-permanent hong kong residents and migrant workers are included in census data, which helps shape government policy. Hong kong’s wan chai district has long served as an open door to drinking, drugs and exotic entertainment every sunday, however, the district transforms into a mass speed dating hub for western men and foreign domestic workers.
Foreign domestic helpers things you should know when using the service of an employment agency it is not a requirement by the hong kong special administrative region government that foreign domestic helpers have to obtain employment from employment agencies (eas. In hong kong there is a distinction between local and foreign domestic help local helpers can be hired at any moment for either part-time or full-time duties, but their english is limited foreign helpers can legally only be employed on two-year full-time live-in contracts. Foreign domestic helpers in hong kong (chinese: 香港外籍家庭傭工) are domestic workers employed by hongkongers, typically familiescomprising five percent of hong kong's population, about 985% of them are women in 2017, there were 370,000 foreign domestic helpers in the territory of these, 48 percent were from the philippines, 494 percent from indonesia and 13 percent from thailand. What holidays are domestic helpers entitled to this information is taken from the hong kong labour department’s practical guide for employment of foreign domestic helpers you might also like: faqs on statutory holidays faqs on domestic helper rest days.