Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Worker Unions (FADWU)
FADWU is a union federation composed of local and migrant domestic workers unions in Hong Kong of different nationalities.
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.
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.
With the support and coordination effort of Asian Migrants Centre (AMC), Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), domestic workers unions started the discussion in 2009 to further unite together by forming a union federation. In September 2010, the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) was founded.See more