Online Rally – AMCB-IMA HK &Macau Stop Accusing Migrant Domestic Workers as Job Hopper 網上集會:亞洲移住人士聯盟(國際移民聯盟-香港及澳門分部成員組織) 停止指控移民家務工「跳工」

in response to the continuous accusation of the migrant domestic workers as “Job Hoppers” by the Immigration Department and some of the Politicians, the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body held an Online Protest Action to denounce the accusation on 31 March 2021.

為了回應入境處及部份政客持續指控移民家務工「跳工」的宣稱,亞洲移住人士聯盟於2021年3月31日舉行了一個網上集會駁斥這說法。


 

besides the speeches of the organisers and sharings of support from people and organisations, there were also 2 testimonies from the workers accused and affected:

除了集會組織者的發言及參與的人和組織分享的發聲支持外,更有兩位被指控及受影響的工友經歷證言:

“I am Cherry from the Philippine. I came to Hong Kong as a domestic worker for the first time in January 2021, which is also the first time I came to Hong Kong. Due to my family needs, I decided to work abroad, hoping to support my child and my family. During my employment, I was denied of day-offs and the argument on day-offs was also the leading cause of my contract termination. I was lucky to find a new employer and applied for a new working VISA on 22 February, 2021. Unfortunately, I received from the Immigration Department a reply telling me that my VISA was refused. I wonder why my VISA was refused, since I was terminated only once, so I cannot be accused of Job Hopping.”

「我是來自菲律賓的彩妮。我在2021年1月首次來港做家務工,亦是我第一次來香港。因為我的家庭的需要,我決定去海外工作,希望可以此支持我的孩子和家庭。在我受聘時,我不被容許放假,而這關於放假的爭論亦是我中止這工作合約的主要原因。我幸運地可以找到一個新的僱主,亦在2021年2月22日入紙申請新的簽證。不幸地,我收到入境處回覆說拒絕了我的簽證申請。我不明白為甚麼我的簽證申請會被拒絕,我只有一次中止合約的記錄,我應不可被指控為「跳工」的。」

“I am an Indonesian migrant worker. I worked at my employer’s house from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. I had to massage my employer’s parents 2-3 times per day. I also have to go to the market every day even though there is a CoViD-19 pandemic outbreak in that market, I have never been given a mask by my employer and have to buy it myself. I have been given it only once. I terminated my contract with my employer in November and left my employer’s house on 27 November. After terminating my work contract, I was supported by the Mission for Migrant Workers to stay in a hostel and was assisted by an agency to find an employer. I got the first employer, but the first employer did not seem to process my papers correctly, so I looked for the second employer. With the second employer, I submitted my VISA application on 11 January. But on 18 February, Immigration told me that there were 2 applications and had to cancel one. On the morning of 19 February, I canceled the first application, and on the afternoon of 19 February, I received the news that my Work VISA application was rejected and I did not get a Work VISA. I asked Immigration why I was not given a VISA? Immigration said that my employer called Immigration and said that I was not doing well and that I had changed employers. Then I had to take time to explain to Immigration and provide information on why I had terminated the work contract, with the working conditions, and with long working hours. Even then, the employer still accused me of shopping for my own food with the shopping money given by my employer. Immigration refused my VISA and I had to go back to Indonesia. There I felt confused and did not know what to do. I was the backbone of my family and I still had one child, who I still had to pay for school. So I hope in the future, the Immigration would not only listen to one party, for example, from the employer. Why does Immigration not listen to the migrant workers on why have they ended their work contract? I was living in the hostel for almost 3 months without work. I had to wait for a VISA and while waiting for my VISA, I could not work. In the end, I was rejected and had to return to Indonesia.”

「我是一個印尼移民工。在僱主家中,我需由早上5時到晚上11時工作。每天需要為僱主雙親按摩二至三次。需要每天都去市場購物,即使那市場有新冠病毒疫情爆發時亦一樣,僱主亦無給我口罩,所以我需要自己購買。整段時間,他們只給過我一個口罩。我在11月中止了那合約,及在11月27日離開僱主的家。在中止合約後,我得到外勞事工中心的支持在一所宿舍暫住,亦得到一間中介公司協助我找新僱主。找到的第一位僱主並沒有正確地處理那份申請,於是我就再找第二位僱主。與第二位僱主的合約,我在1月11日就提交了申請。但到2月18日,入境處告訴我,我有兩份申請,需要取消一份。在2月19日的早上,我取消了第一份申請,而在2月19日下午,我收到消息說我的工作簽證申請被拒絕。我問入境處為何我得不到簽證。入境處告訴我,我的僱主打電話給入境處,說我工作表現不佳,及轉換了僱主。那我就花時間跟入境處解釋我為何中止合約,我的工作情況,和我需要長時間的工作。然後,那僱主又說我用他給我到市場購物的錢買我自己的食物。入境處就拒絕了我的申請,而我亦需要回去印尼。我覺得很不明白,亦不知道可以怎樣。我是我的家庭的經濟支柱,及仍有一個孩子需要供他上學。我希望以後,入境處不要只聽僱主一面之辭。為何入境處不會也聽聽移民工為何會要中止合約?我在宿舍住了差不多三個月,不可以工作。因我需等待我的工作簽證,而期間不可工作。最後,我的申請被拒絕和需要回去印尼。」

 

 

link to the video recording of the Online Rally:

網上集會錄影的連結:

https://tinyurl.com/7c4c2ukf

 

link to the statement by the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body:

亞洲移住人士聯盟的聲明的連結:

https://tinyurl.com/yru88emj

 

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