Browsing: Domestic Work As Work (DWAW)

HK$5,000 wage for FDWs – HK migrant domestics demand in dialogue

On August 15, the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) joined grassroots migrant workers organizations in a dialogue with the Hong Kong Labour Department regarding the proposed wage hike for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to HK$5,000.


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APMM Press Statement 10 December 2015   On occasion that marks International Human Rights Day, the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) cannot but focus on the plight of millions of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in


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ILO Convention 189 and it’s potential to domestic migrant workers’ rights after 4 years

The passage of the ILO C189 on June 16, 2011 was a remarkable historic moment, albeit optimism, in the  struggle for the recognition of domestic work as work subject to faithful ratification of the ratifying countries


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Submission of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) to the HK Executive Council on the suspension of the levy

 AMCB’s views and position on the planned suspension of the levy in 2008, submitted to the Executive Council of the Hong Kong government. The Hong Kong government first introduced the levy in October 2003 for hiring foreign


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Triple Whammy: A Study on the Contemporary Situation and Problems of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Taiwan

This book is a collection of three researches conducted by the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) in cooperation with the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih Hsin University in Taiwan and the Centre for


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Invisible Chains: A Study on Agency-Related Debt Bondage Among Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

This research study on the indebtedness of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong is a qualitative one, and is impelled by the need to substantiate with ground-based information ongoing migrant advocacy campaigns against  overcharging and


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Conflicts in the Asia Pacific and Economic Impediments to Peace

Prepared by Ramon Bultron, Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM), For the World Association of Christian Communications – Asia Region, Triennial Assembly and Seminar, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 17 to 20 May 2008. Download here


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Critique on the MOA between the GRP and the GUAE in the field of Manpower and  Implementation of the UAE Employment Agreement for Domestic Workers and Sponsors

“Overall, the MOA between the GRP and the GUAE and its implementing guidelines between the sponsors and domestic workers are basically useless for OFWs. This is just a charade between the two governments to impress to the international


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On the Two Opposing Views on the Wage Struggle of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

A critique issued by the United Filipinos in HongKong (UNIFIL-HK) on March 17, 2005 regarding the joint position paper of the Coalition for Migrants’ Rights and their allies entitled “Wage Protection for Foreign Domestic Workers in


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