Pinoy workers in Hong Kong ask equal rights

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

BANGUED, Abra – Members of the Abra Tingguian-Ilocano Society (Atis) in Hongkong are determined to continue their struggle for the recognition of equal rights of all migrant workers there.

Caridad Bachiller, president of Atis-Hongkong, shared rejection by the Hong Kong government of the thousands of migrant workers there who applied for permanent residency.

She expressed hope that the Hong Kong government will eventually implement the law recognizing the equal rights of migrant workers, they be domestic helpers or professionals.

She said almost all Filipino domestic helpers abroad are professionals and are capable of competing to land in other jobs other than being domestic helpers.

The Atis continues conducting regular information education campaign on “Knowing Your Rights” (KYR) to empower themselves to be protected from abusive and opportunistic employers and achieve a certain degree of recognition of their dignity because even if they are domestic helpers, they are professionals. (Maritess B. Beñas)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 07, 2012.

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