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Meal Source

Filipinos

Indonesians

Totals

FDH provides own meals

5

7

12

Employer provides free meals

69

64

133

Combination*

3

4

7

Employer deducts from salary

1

1

2

Total number of respondents

78

76

154

Managing labour migration: The case of the Filipino and Indonesian domestic helper market in Hong Kong 33

Table 6: FDH eating arrangements

*Combination implies FDH supplement meals provided by employer.

Source: PAE-FDH Survey

Medical treatment: In Hong Kong, it is compulsory for employers to take out insurance on behalf of their domestic helpers. In addition, employers are responsible for their

helper’s medical treatment. respondents (3 Filipinos and pocket (see Chart 5).

According to 8 Indonesians)

FDHs surveyed, only paid for their medical

8 out of

the 85

treatment

out-of-

Chart 5

Medical Coverage

Frequency

35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

3

5

31

31

FDH Employer/Insurance Medical Treatment Paid By

Filipinos Indonesians

Note: n=70; 34 Filipinos and 36 Indonesians

Source: PAE-FDH Survey

Accommodations: To minimize disputes, the current standard employment contract includes a section entitled “Schedule of Accommodation and Domestic Duties” (See

Appendix III). accommodations

This section specifies which offer “reasonable”

that the employer should provide privacy, citing examples of unsuitable

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