Justice is borderless! High court gives green light to foreign domestic workers rights to testify with video calls.
High court ruled that even if foreign domestic workers have left Hong Kong, under certain conditions, they should be allowed to testify at Labour Tribunal hearings with Technology Court facilities, and be represented by unions.
An Outsider Living in Hong Kong
Nami was having her exam period at the Polytechnic University when I first interviewed her. We had 3 days before her final exam to review her 2 years’ experiences as an union organizer. She was 18 years old then, probably the youngest organizer in all HKCTU afflilated. She was one of the few organizers who love to show a smiling face and is optimistic. Having to deal with people as the job nature, she finds joy.
Human Trafficking: Close and Often Enough
On 1 August, HKCTU was invited to join a press conference, together with human rights lawyer Patricia Ho, organizations which are concerned about migrant domestic helpers’ rights and human trafficking, to inform the public about human trafficking in Hong Kong.
Respect Migrant Workers’ Contributions Fight for Migrant Workers’ Rights
The International Migrants Day (Dec. 18th) this year, also marks the 25th Anniversary of the rectification of the “International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families” (alas International Migrants Convention). Thus, we took to the streets to various consulate generals in order to fight for the rights of 300,000 foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. We urge the government to introduce regulatory measures to prevent excessive agency fee and eliminate all discriminatory policies against foreign domestic workers.