Monday, January 18, 2016

HK hands out helpful info kit to arriving Pinoy workers

Filipino and other foreign domestic workers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport are given a free information kit designed to help them in case they find themselves in trouble.
Airport staff were seen asking Filipino women if they are workers in Hong Kong as the latter queued up for immigration clearance. Upon confirmation, each Filipino was given one small plastic bag containing the kit.
Inside the kit were "Practical Guide for Employment of Foreign Domestic Helpers (What Foreign Domestic Helpers and Their Employers Should Know)," which was published by the Labour Department; and the book to "Your Guide to Services in Hong Kong", which was published by the Home Affairs Department.
Also included in the kit were two cards listing "useful telephone numbers". The first card listed contact numbers of consulates general, including the Philippines', hotlines of Hong Kong police, Labour Department, Immigration Department, Social Welfare Department, Department of Health. and support service centres for ethnic minorities, among others.
"'Your Guide to Services in Hong Kong", which aims at providing useful information for newly arrived ethnic minorities, is currently available in seven languages, namely English, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, Thai, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu," one of the cards read.
The other card listed the contact details and free services of Mission for Migrant Workers Limited, a non-government organization helping distressed domestic workers in the territory. —KBK, GMA News

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