Thursday, May 29, 2014

Calls for better treatment of migrant workers in Hong Kong

A former Indonesian maid is leading calls for better treatment of migrant workers in Hong Kong. 

Time magazine recently named a 23-year-old Indonesian woman who'd been working as a maid in Hong Kong among its top 100 Most Influential People of 2014.
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih received extensive publicity after returning home with multiple injuries, allegedly inflicted by an employer who didn't even pay her.
Time magazine says her willingness to speak out has drawn attention to the plight of many thousands of vulnerable and often invisible migrant workers in Hong Kong.Samantha Yap reports on efforts to win higher wages and better conditions for these foreign workers in the Chinese special administrative region.