TITLE: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

THEME: Precarious and Informal Work

TITLE: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

PUBLISHED BY: Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers (PLUDWHK) and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU), Hong Kong

WHO IS THIS FOR? This report can be used by worker educators, story circles, community activists, and trade union members and leaders, particularly those focused on domestic and informal work.

Filipino migrant domestic workers are charged illegal fees by unscrupulous employment agencies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong. The practice is widespread and government systems to prevent such illegal activities are not fit for purpose. As a result, many migrant domestic workers have little choice but to pay these exorbitant fees and are heavily indebted, making it difficult to leave exploitative and abusive employers.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, a report and short documentary film published today by the Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers – Hong Kong (PLUDWHK) and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU), documents the illegal activities of employment agencies in the Philippines and Hong Kong, and the failure of both governments to protect the rights of Filipino migrant domestic workers.

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