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Holiday Policy for Amahs in HK

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    Miggy is offline Registered User
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    Unhappy New Gov't Policy

    I heard from a domestic helper that there is a new government policy that domestic helpers are entitled to a return ticket at the end of every year of service (instead of the return ticket after 2 years of service policy).

    Does anyone know about this supposedly new policy?

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    suz
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    HK$150,000 household annual income is not very much really, even if you have a small family, and yes most HK people who hire domestic helpers are not well off. this is the reason why they change helpers every two years. they simply cannot afford to let the maid take extra days off because one of the parent would probably need to take annual leave so that the maid could go home in the first place.

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    Regardless of annual salary it still doesn't make it right - you have obligations to your helper as they have obligations to you. Can you imagine your company letting you go because they didn't want to pay you to take well earned vacation??

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