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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU)

by IDWFED published Sep 17, 2014 05:40 PM
FADWU is a union federation composed of local and migrant domestic workers unions in Hong Kong of different nationalities.
Street Address Hong Kong
Phone Number
Fax Number
Email [email protected]
Website https://www.facebook.com/HKFADWU
Type Trade Union
Number of Male Members
Number of Female Members 1,497
Members Pay Fees Check if members pay fees
Maintains Register of Fees Paid Maintains register of fees paid
Year Established 2010

Objectives

  • To unite all domestic workers' unions and domestic workers in Hong Kong;
  • To secure complete organization in the Federation of all component registered trade unions;
  • To fight for and maintain a fair and reasonable employment terms  and other working conditions. To strive for maintaining component trade unions’ and their members’ rights and benefits.

History

Hong Kong has 400,000 domestic workers. The majority, 335,500 (April 2015) are migrant domestic workers, with 52% from the Philippines, 45% from Indonesia and the rests from Thailand, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Bangladesh etc. The other domestic workers are mainly local Chinese doing part-time work with multiple employers or post-natal carers working on a one-month base contract. 

Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) was founded in September 2010. It is a registered trade union Federation of unions local and migrant domestic workers  of different nationalities. 

Currently, FADWU's affiliates include:

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Hong Kong Domestic Workers General Union Thai Migrant Workers Union in Hong Kong (TMWU) Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW)
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Overseas Domestic Workers Union - Hong Kong Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

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