HONG KONG: Pinoy Domestic Helpers Unaffected By Protests, Says Survey
HONG KONG – A poll shows that Pinoy domestic helpers in Hong Kong are unaffected by the protests in the Chinese-controlled region.
According to PhilStar, HelperChoice, an employer-aid matchmaking platform, conducted a survey of 982 Pinoy domestic helpers which showed that at about 50% of the respondents do not feel threatenedby the ongoing widespread protests in the region.
The survey also showed that more than 97% of the said domestic workers are unwilling to transfer to another nation to look for jobs.
However, Mahee Leclerc, business development manager at HelperChoice, said that the rallies in the city that usually occurs on Sundays forced Pinoy domestic helpers to transfer locations whenever they meet during their rest days.
Leclerc further said that the helpers are unaffected on their daily work. They are only affected on their days off.
As per the report, despite the reopening of the airport on Tuesday, hundreds of flights are still canceled. The sudden closure marked a new low in the crisis which has seen several people take to the streets of the region in Chinese rule’s largest challenge ever since the 1997 handover from Britain.
The protests were filled with rage over the alleged police brutality, with protesters claiming that one female lost her eye at a weekend rally and a video showing the fuzz allegedly using tear gas against them in a subway station.
However, the anger from the protesters escalated and was used against Beijing authorities, who described it as a manifestation of terrorism. Localized media on Monday showed carriers of armoured personnel gathering at the mainland city across the border of the region.
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