On Wednesday's Backchat we're talking about the government's proposal to tighten up rules on ‘job-hopping’ for foreign domestic workers.
A public consultation is underway on whether employment agencies should be made to tell helpers that authorities would only approve them breaking contracts prematurely under ‘exceptional circumstances’, and make it clear that they’d have to leave Hong Kong and get a new visa before they can come back to work for a new employer.
Migrants have complained about the proposal, calling it unfair and discriminatory.
How big of a problem is job-hopping among domestic workers? Is it unfair to tighten regulations against the practice? Would it actually discourage job-hopping?
After 9:45, we'll look at a study on how happy we all are at the workplace
9:00am-9:45am: Regulating job-hopping of foreign domestic helpers
9:00am-9:45am: Betty Yung, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
9:00am-9:45am: Thomas Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Union of Employment Agencies
9:00am-9:30am: Phone - Sring Sringatin, Chairperson at Indonesian Migrant Workers Union
9:30am-9:45am: Phone - Eman Villanueva, spokesperson of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
9:45am-10:00am: The workplace happiness index
9:45am-9:55am: Phone - Mr. Szeto Wing-fu Ricky, HKWeCARE advisor and Hung Fook Tong CEO
9:50am-10:00am: Phone - Professor HO Lok Sang, Head of the Department of Economics of Lingnan University