HONG KONG: The Hong Kong labor department is handing out free information kit to Filipino and other foreign domestic workers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport to help them if they get in some kind of trouble.
Airport staff was seen asking Filipino women if they are workers in Hong Kong as the latter queued up for immigration clearance. Each Filipino was given one small plastic bag containing the kit, GMA News reported.
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 Labor 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, Labor Department, Immigration Department, Social Welfare Department, Department of Health, and support service centres for ethnic minorities, among others, the report said.
“‘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 reportedly 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, GMA News reported.