勞工署建議移工假日留在工作場所 菲律賓組織主席斥不負責任(chinese and english)

 

Response to The Hong Kong Labour Department’s (LD) advisory urging foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to just stay at home during rest days by a Migrant Domestic Worker, Mr. Eman Villanueva, Chairperson of Bayan HKM

一位菲籍移民家務工,Mr. Eman Villanueva, Chairperson of Bayan HKM,回應勞工署建議不同種族移民家務工(移工)假期期間只留在僱主家中的呼籲

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The Hong Kong Labour Department’s (LD) advisory urging foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to just stay at home during rest days is irresponsible, unfair, unjust and discriminatory.

就勞工處呼籲外籍家務工 (foreign domestic workers, FDWs) 假期期間只留在家裡的建議,是不負責任、不公平、不公正和帶有歧視性的。

It is irresponsible as it may be misinterpreted by some employers as a blanket policy and may result to widespread violation of FDWs’ right to weekly rest day and statutory holidays.

不負責任的原因在於,某些僱主可能把它誤解為總體政策,而導致廣泛地侵犯外籍家務工每週休息日和法定假日的權利。

It unfairly and maliciously insinuate that FDWs’ communities are particularly prone to spreading the virus. In fact, the only incident involving an FDW is a Filipino who had a direct contact with two nCoV carriers who happen to be her employer’s relatives. This incident happened INSIDE their household, not outside.

這建議在不公正和惡意地暗示外籍家務工社群特別容易傳播病毒。實際上,唯一牽涉外籍家庭傭工的相關事件,是一個菲律賓工人與僱主患有肺炎的兩名親屬直接接觸。此事件發生在僱主家居之內,而不是在外。

It is unjust to even suggest that FDWs sacrifice, or be denied of, their only rest day after six days of heavy work, in most cases working 12-16 hours of a day, based only on prejudice and malicious assumptions that FDWs are incapable of necessary hygienic and healthy lifestyle.

假設外藉家務工沒有所需的衛生措施和健康的生活方式,實在是偏見或甚至是惡意。在大多數情況下,外藉家務工一天工作時間為每天12-16小時。而建議她們在辛勤工作六天後,再要他們犧牲,或甚至拒絕給予他們唯一的休息日是不公正的。

Unless ALL people in Hong Kong are instructed to do so, singling out FDWs to stay at home during their rest day while other members of the household can freely leave is meaningless and is blatantly discriminatory.

除非所有香港人也被下令有同等安排,否則將外籍家務工單獨挑出來,要求她們於休息日留在家裡,而其他同住家庭成員自由休假外出,不但毫無意義,更加是公然歧視。

Instead of promoting steps that will violate our rights, we call on the LD and the HKSAR government to ensure that FDWs are accorded with the same level of protection with the rest of the population. Remind employers to provide their domestic workers with free protective materials such as face masks, vitamin C, alcohol-based sanitizing gel or spray. Ensure that their FDWs get sufficient rest and nutritious food so they wont get sick. Ensure that advisories and public information regarding 2019-nCoV are made available in different languages for the benefit of everyone including ethnic minority communities.

與其推動侵犯我們權利的一步,我們呼籲勞工處和香港特別行政區政府,不如確保外籍家務工與香港其他人一樣得到同等程度的保障,提醒僱主向所聘請的外藉家務工提供免費的防護裝備,例如口罩、維他命C、酒精消毒液或噴霧;亦確保其外籍家務工獲得足夠休息和有營養的食物,以免生病。而有關抗肺炎的建議和公共信息,亦應確保以不同語言流通,以造福包括少數族裔群體在內的所有人。

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