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August 30 2013

Hong_Kong Finds New Maids to Exploit

#Hong_Kong Finds New Maids to Exploit
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content

Hong Kong recently began recruiting domestic helpers (maids) from Bangladesh, supposedly as a goodwill gesture towards the poor South Asian nation. To many, however, it is an effort to keep down wages and find a source of maids even less liable to complain than Indonesians, who had already overtaken Filipinas by number. They were considered to be less educated and thus less conscious of their theoretical rights and more willing to accept wages and working hours and conditions less than those stipulated as minimums by the government.

#domestiques #exploitation #inégalités #femmes #pauvreté

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