Thursday, 5 May 2011

Domestic workers: "we are workers we are not slaves"

That was the chant of hundreds of Indonesian domestic workers who took to the streets of Hong Kong at a Labor Day rally in the city’s downtown area on Sunday.


“We want to let the people of Hong Kong know that we’re not happy about the exclusion of domestic workers from the new minimum wage law and that we want a substantial wage increase now,” one of the protesters said.



Hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers marched under banners demanding on May Day. Among their complaints were unfair visa requirements and poor treatment by employers. (JG Photo/Shari Nijman)
Hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers marched under banners demanding on May Day. Among their complaints were unfair visa requirements and poor treatment by employers. (JG Photo/Shari Nijman)


See the article in Jakarta Globe 'Migrant Workers Stand Up' by Shari Nijman & Nathan Griffiths | May 04, 2011

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