A Report on the Recruitment Practices & Problems Experienced by Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong, October 2013
Lead Researcher: Rex Varona / Editor: Jose Juan V. Tordilla
Publishers: Alliance for Progressive Labor; Labor Education & Research Network; Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers in Hong Kong; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; Landsorganisasjonen i Norge, LO (LO- Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions)
The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (PLU-APL) are currently doing participatory action research on recruitment practices and problems confronted by Filipino domestic workers going to, or working in, Hong Kong. This is part of a comprehensive campaign on recruitment problems and violations that is being undertaken by PLU and its partner organizations in the Philippines (APL) and Hong Kong (HKCTU, IDWN, etc.).
The first phase of the action research was a baseline survey last November-December 2012 among Filipino DWs in Hong Kong, and this is the executive summary of that survey. (Phase 2 of the three-part research, which will follow soon, will do further study, validation and verification of the survey results.)