In Hong Kong, foreign domestic helpers get wage increase of HK$100; food allowance of HK$44

Date Posted: October 14th, 2014 03:06 AM

 

In Hong Kong, foreign domestic helpers get wage increase of HK$100; food allowance of HK$44 Its official. Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong, which include over 130,000 Filipinos, will receive starting 1 October a HK$ 100 (575.25) increase in their minimum wages and a n additional HK$ 44 (253.11) in food allowance. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said this yesterday after she received a report on the increase from Hong Kong-based Labor Attache Officer-in-charge Ma. Nene G. German. “”The report says that the increase in minimum wage and food allowance will apply to all contracts signed on or after 1 October 2014,” said Baldoz. In her report, Labor Attache German said the Hong |Kong Labor Department announced the increase during a meeting it held with the consulate generals of India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The increase brings the minimum allowance wage (MAW) of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong to HK$ 4, 110 (23,642.77) and the food allowance to HK$ 964 (5,545.41). Under the Standard Employment Contract for hiring FDHs, employers are required to provide Foreign Domestic Workers with food free of charge. At present, majority of Hong Kong employers provide free food to Foreign Domestic Workers. Employers may, however, choose to pay a food allowance in lieu thereof. END/ctm



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