Post Tagged with: "Domestic Workers"

Erwiana’s court victory – now to step up the struggle for migrant rights!

Erwiana’s court victory – now to step up the struggle for migrant rights!

Hong Kong court finds employer guilty of torture-like crimes Vincent Kolo, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Tuesday 10 February will be remembered as an important date in the long struggle of migrant domestic workers against abuse and discrimination in Hong Kong. The district court delivered a guilty verdict against employer Law […]

Hong Kong migrant workers: “Time to organise!”

Hong Kong migrant workers: “Time to organise!”

The Erwiana scandal has shaken Hong Kong says migrant rights campaigner Eman Villanueva Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “Domestic workers in Hong Kong see Erwiana as an epitome of themselves,” says Eman Villanueva, a veteran campaigner for migrant workers’ rights who is also the Vice-Chair of the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union in […]

Hong Kong: ‘One Billion Rising’ protest for migrant rights

Hong Kong: ‘One Billion Rising’ protest for migrant rights

Up to 1,000 migrant domestic workers in synchronised dancing and manifestation demanding end to discriminatory laws and violence Socialist Action reporters It rained in Hong Kong on Sunday 9 February, at times heavily. But this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the massed ranks of Filipino, Indonesian, Thai and Nepalese […]

“The government wants us to shut up”

“The government wants us to shut up”

There is rising discontent among Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong after the Erwiana scandal Sally Tang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) “I have two kids and two parents to feed. I must send money home to them; if I don’t feed them, who will? I must carry on.” Nisa, […]

Hong Kong: New protests demand justice for migrant workers

Hong Kong: New protests demand justice for migrant workers

Solidarity with migrant workers: To achieve justice we must change the whole system! Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) Hong Kong has seen an impressive wave of street protests by migrant domestic workers, especially from among the 140,000-strong Indonesian community, over the horrific beating and abuse of 23-year old […]