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Wednesday , March 3 2021

Thousands of maids in Hong Kong in ‘forced labour’

HONG KONG, March 15, (AFP): Tens of thousands of foreign maids in Hong Kong are in “forced labour”, according to a new report that fuels growing criticism of the city’s treatment of its army of domestic workers. The study by the Justice Centre estimates that one in six, or 50,000 of Hong Kong’s more than 300,000 migrant domestic workers — mainly from Indonesia and the Philippines — fell into the “forced labour” category. Its fi ndings come after a report by the UN Committee Against Torture in December urged Hong Kong authorities to reform laws in order to protect victims of forced labour and traffi cking.

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