“Between a rock and a hard place” – domestic workers in Hong Kong

This is a short documentary created by the Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (PLU, an affiliate of FADWU) with support from the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), and Rights Exposure.

It shares the issues faced by Filipino domestic workers when traveling to work as domestic workers in Hong Kong.

“Filipino migrant domestic workers are charged illegal fees by unscrupulous employment agencies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong. The practice is widespread and government systems to prevent such illegal activities are not fit for purpose. As a result, many migrant domestic workers have little choice but to pay these exorbitant fees and are heavily indebted, making it difficult to leave exploitative and abusive”

To read the findings you can go here.

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